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![enter image description here][1]

What does the image description here affect? Does it ever show up somehow other than when I edit a post?

I put "yuk" there. So what?

yuk

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  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried? $\endgroup$ – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Jan 30 '13 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ @MarianoSuárez-Alvarez sure. What should happen? $\endgroup$ – draks ... Jan 30 '13 at 20:13
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«For the screen readers of visually impaired, for browsers that don't show images, for cases where Imgur is blocked, and for search engine indexes: please enter a good description.»

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    $\begingroup$ ahh. To all "visually impaired" and search engines, please accept my apology...I've gotta edit some old posts of mine... $\endgroup$ – draks ... Jan 30 '13 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ Imgur is blocked on my computer... it is helpful when people add the "title" text. $\endgroup$ – apnorton Feb 1 '13 at 3:06
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I once had a clever remark for a question. (This was in a different stackexchange forum.) It was mostly an image, so I posted it as an Answer. But the software (or maybe a moderator) changed it to a Comment. Now it no longer shows the image, just a link to the image together with the text "enter image description here", since I had not entered a description.

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Check the source code

<img alt="yuk" src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/EMU8i.png"></img>

and see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_attribute

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