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That was my biggest wtf when I saw that, along with how they managed to grind a macbookpro to a halt just showing an album of a dozen or so pictures on the page.

Mine is that imgur simply doesn't work much of the time with JavaScript disabled. They serve images. Inline images have been working with HTML for over twenty years now, and somehow imgur breaks them. It's madness!

Probably intentionally. They have a very, very, very large and aggressive javascript package.

They probably intentionally break the site for anyone who doesn't want their script payload.

I doubt they can make any money without it anyway.

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