Currently as I am browsing Server Fault I see pages looking like this:

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As you can see most of the profile images have disappeared. Right clicking on a broken image and choosing to see the image in a new tab greets me with a 403 error with no useful explanation.

What may have caused this, and is there something I could do myself to make it work again?

  • Were these http imgs that got converted to https?
    – 84104
    Jun 1, 2017 at 22:59
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    Works for me, even with a cold browser cache These images are supplied by an external service (Gravatar, a Wordpress/automattic service), so I guess there is not much SE can do about this and the problem lies between you and Gravatar. The images that are working come from SE's imgur subservice.
    – Sven
    Jun 1, 2017 at 23:32
  • @84104 The images were being accessed over https, and I think that has been the case for a while without problems.
    – kasperd
    Jun 1, 2017 at 23:55
  • @Sven The images are loading again for me.
    – kasperd
    Jun 1, 2017 at 23:55
  • I did a report some time ago on MSE, for problem with avatar, not the same trouble but MSE told me it was gravatar issues , like sven told (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/291812/…)
    – yagmoth555 Mod
    Jun 2, 2017 at 18:11


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