Images Failing to Load on a SPECIFIC site

Excuse me Please:
{also, i do not know if this qualifies as a "bug" so starting as "discussion" please move as needed}

starting on yesterday (12may23) and still in effect, the website imgur.com is now failing to load images.

text from the site does load.

in reading, others there-in have also had this same problem,
and when they stated they disabled their VPN(unidentified) they were
able to view the site's images.

I have cleared browser cache, have switched to different VPN
servers(different IP, and egress State), rebooted router, and none has helped.

NextDNS is hard-coded into Router, as well as this OS' tcpip stack (Kubuntu 22.04)

(also, i refuse to "disable" my vpn connection for ONE site.)

I am curious as to what other tests i may conduct to verify my
suspicion that the site imgur.com was whom changed "something."

No other site is affected that i commonly browse to.

6 replies

    • Christopher_H
    • 1 yr ago
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    here are some additional details, which may/or may not, be the landing server, or NextDNS as source; when directly viewing a user-uploaded .jpeg image, the following is displayed by the browser:

    If the problem continues, contact the site owner.

    HTTP ERROR 429

    recalling that:
    The HTTP 429 Too Many Requests response status code indicates the user has sent too many requests in a given amount of time ("rate limiting"). A Retry-After header might be included to this response indicating how long to wait before making a new request.

    A 429 response is not technically an error — it is a response from a server, application programming interface (API), or plugin that tells the client application to stop sending requests because they simply don’t have enough resources to accept it at this time.

    I switched between three(3) different egress providers, as listed below, with no resolution.

    Internet service provider:
    Secure Digital LLC

    changed provider to:
    Datacamp Limited

    changed provider to:


    is imgur complaining about "too many requests" from NextDNS?

    again, what additional tests can I conduct to verify the actual source of the problem?

    • Hey
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    I've just tested this and works fine for me at the moment, maybe you're using aggressive filters? You can switch to HaGeZi Pro or OISD to see if that works for you.

    • losnad
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Nothing to do with NextDNS.

    imgur.io check your IP and because of the VPN it refuses to load. Try more VPN locations, I found one which works. On VPN the same IP is used by more people, that's why you get «too many requests». It will be the same with other DNS as long as you use VPN.

      • Christopher_H
      • 1 yr ago
      • Reported - view

      losnad Thanks! this makes sense, as imgur is notorious in rejecting any more of a page load beyond a "something happened,..." when connecting with Datacamp Limited IPs. Will tinker with a few more egress ISPs and see what happens,...

      • Christopher_H
      • 1 yr ago
      • Reported - view

      Ceyarrecks W. (CAH) yeah,.. @losnad that did it,.. after the fifth change of IP/Egress point, the one site functioned as expected. Thanks for the understanding :D

    • Bonnie_Davis
    • 5 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    If images are failing to load on a specific website , there could be several potential causes. Firstly, it might be an issue with your internet connection, so ensure you have a stable and strong connection. If other sites are working fine, the problem could be with the website itself; the server hosting the images might be down or experiencing issues. Browser issues can also cause this problem. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies, or try accessing the site with a different browser to see if the issue persists. Additionally, browser extensions, particularly ad blockers or privacy extensions, might be blocking the images, so consider disabling them temporarily to check if that resolves the issue. Finally, the site's code could be the culprit, particularly if it's not correctly linking to the images, but this would typically require the website's administrator to fix.

Content aside

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