A meeting place on the internet where individuals who are typically whitty yet forever alone share images and comment on them in a manner that provides enjoyment for all. Users also have the ability to "upvote" or "downvote" both images as well as captions submitted for those images. Ideally a user will attempt to increase their reputation or notoriety by evoking the larger community to provide them with as many upvotes as possible without exposing exaclt how close to Virgin Level 100 they truely are.
I typically upvote any image on Imgur that has to deal with cats, especially if they provide the proper amount of D'awww.
by condigs February 09, 2012
A place where believers of the "True" internet resides. Any picture or ".GIF" will be found here if it involves cuteness overload, earth porn, inside internet jokes, philosoraptor, cats, and dogs. Occasionally, one can find serious posts of real life situations.
I must stop these "down-voters" on Imgur! It is my civic duty and mission in life.
I must spend a minimum of two to three hours a day on IMGUR.
by Rexcellent February 10, 2012
Imgur, pronounced "image-er", is an image host and is home to a community with members from around the world.

1. Imgur is a very reliable image host. Anyone, even those without an account, can upload an image. Links never die unless the original uploader deletes the image on their own. Furthermore, uploaders can change the size of their images by adding an s, m, or l in the URL - perfect for embedding possibly oversized images on forums and the like. Images can be shared through a variety of sites like Facebook and Reddit, the latter being the source of most of the gallery images' views.

2. Imgur features a gallery of some of the most viewed images on the internet that is updated daily. Viewers can upvote and downvote images and leave comments (which can also be upvoted/downvoted). The comment with the most upvotes of the day is the "top comment" and is the rough equivalent of frontpaging Reddit.. Because users can get the best images and screencaps from sites like Reddit, 4chan, and Facebook in one place, they don't have to risk going there and then clawing out their own eyeballs after viewing something they cannot unsee.

The Imgur community is a surprisingly close-knit one, with an almost family-like vibe. Imgur also has a love for any kind of "d'awwwww" picutes of animals, including cats, dogs, and lizards, as well as boasting an impressive NSFW section that is kept separate from the other images.
1. Imgur URL suffixes:

W1V9ks.jpg - small/thumbnail size
W1V9km.jpg - medium size
W1V9kl.jpg - large size
W1V9k.jpg - full size

2. Did you hear? John top-commented Imgur!

I'm only 30 points away from "glorious" notoriety on Imgur. Spare an upvote, anyone?
by An Imgur User February 23, 2012
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