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This text is called the alternative text or "alt text." Users with impaired or no vision, poor internet connections, or other difficulty with loading and viewing images will see or hear this text instead of the image. Alt text should not be confused with "title text" (tooltips), captions, or other text that accompanies an image. In most cases, if the user ...


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As a general rule of thumb, I’m fairly conservative about adding media to somebody else’s post. I feel like media draws attention more than text (look at teh shiny), so I don’t want to add it unless it adds clear and indisputable value to the post. Usually this means my media edits are fairly minor. Two examples spring to mind: If the OP clearly knows about ...


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I don't see why not. Images should support the answer; they should not be the answer. In theory, images in answers should be self-documenting; the context around the image should adequately describe what the image contains. For example, Richard's answer here contains two images, which act as evidence for the claims made around them: The 1960s Batman series ...


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Acknowledgements Let's have a big round of applause for all those who helped take part in the Big Edit Event (that image shows the number of edits made from Saturday/Sunday midnight up to now; I believe Valorum was the only person who took part on Saturday but less on Sunday): Special thanks to CreationEdge, who not only did nearly 2000 manual edits all by ...


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I feel that this should follow the same exact rules as (a) editing in text and (b) inserting media in your own posts: If the media is unnecessary and doesn't add any useful information to the post, it shouldn't be there. Whether it was added by the OP or a side editor is wholly irrelevant. We already have reasonably decent (if a bit vague) guidelines on ...


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I would follow the strategy laid out in this question. Create a new question or answer (but don't post it!) Use the interface provided to upload the image as if you were writing an actual post. Then you should have a valid Imgur link to put in your comments. If you would rather not use the SE Imgur account, you could always use your own Imgur account. The ...


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(I've expanded this answer quite a bit from its original version. Even though the Question is a duplicate, I thought a more complete answer covering the current status of including images would be useful.) I don't think much has changed since an earlier version of this question was asked 4 years ago: images that illustrate exactly what's being said in ...


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/Sigh. We might as well get on with it. Image link failure. Now that the decision has been made by SE that images will only be allowed from HTTPS links, at the very least we're going to have 240(ish) failed images to deal with. We need to get these sorted. Dealing with them organically, or even in small batches will take weeks. On top of that, a quick ...


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It's broken network-wide. See this main meta post: The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly. Because it's very useful, I'll quote the answer there on a useful workaround using HTML: Use markup like: [<img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png" width="320" height="30" alt="wide demo pic">]...


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My thanks go to Valorum and Creation Edge for fixing missing and broken images! Posts with dead images - please notify the author of the post and add the links here. Links to those images were dead - I could not retrieve them. Which 2015 technologies were correctly predicted by Back to the Future II? Who is the huge soldier among Zod's retinue in Man ...


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Yes When you go to the 'add an image', it provides an option to 'provide a link from the web'. Let's use this image of Saruman for example. This is it's natural size: Here I'm adding an 'l' at the end of the imgur link at the bottom to make it large. Her's an 'm' for medium. And here's an 's' for small. (Admittedly, in this image, there isn't much ...


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I Am Not A Lawyer but this seems like fair use to me. In US law, that means there are four important factors to consider: Purpose and character of the use In this case, it would most likely fall under "for nonprofit educational purposes". Nature of the copyrighted work Not really an issue here; it's not something that ought to be in the public domain. ...


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No, there is no preferred image size for story id answers or for any post for that matter. Use whichever size you think makes sense in context to how you are using it. There are no rules on it and nor should there be, in one case a huge image might be warranted in another a tiny image necessary, we shouldn't enforce rules on it. That said personally myself ...


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It's clear that editors are allowed to improve posts. It's equally clear that editors are not allowed to make a post worse. What is perhaps not completely clear, but is true nonetheless, is that editors are not allowed to merely change posts. If the edit doesn't make the post better, then it should be rejected. In practice, the difference between "improve"...


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Small (27 questions) The Expanse re-tag There seem to be more questions related to the TV show than the novels. So, per CreationEdge's answer, should a mod rename the-expanse to the-expanse-2015? If so I can re-tag the questions about the novels with the-expanse-novels. Also: Should these novel-specific tags be deleted/added as synonyms? leviathan-wakes ...


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