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When I visit this page, I get this ugly image:

enter image description here

I checked with 4 browsers (Firefox, Chromium, Epiphany, IE) and get the same results. Some other people don't experience the problem. What's happening?

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Did you follow the bit.ly/imageshack-domain link? Looks like they make you register any domain you're going to use in order to discourage hot-linking. –  mattdm Mar 11 '11 at 19:03
@mattdm: I didn't follow it. Can you yourself see the image properly? If so, have you registered before? –  Tshepang Mar 11 '11 at 19:13
What browser are you using? Did you disable sending the HTTP Referer request header? (Some "security" or "privacy" extensions to browser might do this.) As @mattdm said, the site posting the image is required to register their domain, otherwise that image is shown. That error indicates that ImageShack was unable to identify the domain the image appeared on. –  Patches Mar 11 '11 at 21:08
@Patches: I updated the post to answer which browser question. Anyways, are you experiencing the same problem? –  Tshepang Mar 11 '11 at 21:10
I am not. Since you're having the same problem across multiple browsers and operating systems it's likely there is something wrong with the way ImageShack is detecting the domain the image is linked from. I suggest you contact them for assistance. –  Patches Mar 11 '11 at 21:19

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ImageShack has apparently changed their policies and now insist upon registering the referring domain onto ImageShack . If the domain is not registered with an ImageShack account then the images will not be shown and the above picture will be substituted.

However, if the end user is a registered ImageShack user, then they will show the image.

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