Sorry if this is a dupe. I considered uploading an image with a question but the functionality is not working for me. The interface says "click here" but this seems to do nothing. I tried copying and pasting...

Operator error, most likely. Guidance appreciated.

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    – hoc_age
    Aug 27, 2015 at 17:26
  • @hoc_age: Will do. Not sure why, but I have uploaded images to the bio and math sites with no problem. Maybe some time has passed...? Maybe security settings.
    – daniel
    Aug 27, 2015 at 18:14

1 Answer 1


I think this is indeed "operator error" :) But no big deal! It's fun to learn new features of how to make questions and answers even more helpful and pleasant to read.

See a Meta.SE question on adding images. The interface has been changed/improved since then.

A number of different things could be at work... e.g.,

  • Your browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, ...)
  • Your browser settings (dis/allow scripts, pop-ups, security settings)
  • Your OS or interface (Linux, OS X, Windows, mobile browser, Stack Exchange app)
  • Simply getting used to the interface. :)

Here's an example: link to https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/80/Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg/103px-Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg.png as an image: click the "Add Image" button, then click "link from the web" link, then paste the URL, then click the "Add Picture" button. Result:

enter image description here

You could also manually type in the Markdown for an image, which looks something like...

![alternate mouseover text here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/mg7TF.png).

Or other formats. If this is your thing, see additional information on Markdown editing at SE.

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