This question:

How can I finish this "peeled" drywall?

has it's image missing:

dry wall oh noooes

The link is https://i.stack.imgur.com/hSl1E.jpg

I tried editing the question but as you can see here the image hasn't shown up.

  • "How long do you keep the images? As long as images are getting at least 1 view every 6 months, they will stick around forever. After that, your image may be removed to create more space for newer images." Source. Is it possible that we could lose more images, if they are not viewed?
    – Tester101
    Jan 4, 2012 at 15:32
  • @Tester101 - This shouldn't happen. The images uploaded to i.stack.imgur.com should be immune to that rule.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jan 4, 2012 at 15:45

1 Answer 1


The image in question probably was uploaded through the original imgur service independent of i.stack.imgur. However, removing the stack still results in a broken image - so I'm under the impression that the user's original image has decayed on its own.

It would probably wise to contact the user and ask if they still have the image that they can provide (and upload through i.stack.imgur).

  • Ah - do you know the approximate date of when i.stack.imgur started so I can just contact the OP rather than bothering the team? I've left a comment for the OP, lets hope he logs into the site soon.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Dec 7, 2011 at 16:09
  • @ChrisF The global replace hit all images posted starting from August 17th.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Dec 7, 2011 at 16:12

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