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Imgur.com slow

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Imgur.com slow

Hi - anyone else experiencing difficulty accessing imgur.com via Sky Broadband? Images are taking minutes to load, if they load at all whereas if I switch to my mobile provider they load in seconds.
Is Sky throttling imgur?
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Runner
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Same here.  Problems started yesterday for me.

 

I tried through my VPN and the speed was fine, so it certainly looks Sky specific.

Runner
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I have the same issue. Imgur doesn't seem to be loading at all Smiley Sad
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Yep, started on Wed 1st for me too. I know this was an issue with talkTalk earlier in the year.

Can anyone from Sky confirm whether Imgur is being actively blocked/throttled?

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Sky don't throttle speeds at all. There have been problems with imgur before though - I believe these were down to issues with the content filtering platfomr (the IWF child porn watchlist filters most of the big ISPs use).
Runner
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Yep, it seems their Deep Packet Inspection is being a bit overzealous and can't take the load of imgur.

 

Luckily, DPI doesn't work on SSL traffic, so https://imgur.com works absolutely fine - this is definitely an issue of Sky inspecting traffic even with filtering disabled.

 

So yeah... use HTTPS and it's fine - and on the upside, Sky can't inspect your traffic as easily either.

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Hi folks

 

Are we still experiencing issues with accessing imgur today? Will be happy to forward the details on to be investigated.

 

Thanks,

Kei
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Morning Kei,

 

I am still experiencing very slow loading on imgur.

 

Thanks,

 

Chris

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Thanks will raise it with our team and will get back to you with any information.

 

Thanks,

 

Kei
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I have the same issue. I'm on Sky fiber and imgur is pretty much dead. Switching to HTTPS works fine, of course... problem is I'm using imgur with reddit and most of the time I use an iPad app and cannot switch to https...

 

I can't believe I pay for 40mbit connection and can't load a normal image because of stupid network filters and such...

Runner
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adding to the list, imgur been slow or non responsive all week, and still is now.

 

edit: just added the https everywhere extension to chrome browser, problem solved.

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/https-everywhere/gcbommkclmclpchllfjekcdonpmejbdp?hl=en

 

(chrome 37 64 bit on ubuntu 14.04)

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also having problems with imgur...

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Adding my  own Comment to this queue that Sky is screwing up Imgur delivery again. Other sky subscribers on twitter now confirm this and a quick check over a VPN and via Mobile Mifi shows that performance from imgur is bad. 

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Yup, same here. http imgur very slow and https imgur near instant.
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Both imgur and Youtube very slow loading or time-out. Had this for about 4 days.  Other ISPs (eg my 4g handset works fine)

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