I think some may need help to how to publish image on the forums instead of seeing your image only as "Red link". It's a very straight guide:
It also cover GIFs and youtube videos. This one is currently working currently, and I've put previews to keep track if it's still working or not.
1- Case one, you have a gw2 screenshot, or whatever picture on your computer:
->Upload it here: https://imgur.com/upload
->Once the image is displayed, pass over it with cursor to make a appear a textbox with a link, top-right of the picture.
-> Pass over "V" symbol to make appear a menu, choose "Get share links" (Red circle on illustration)
-> You now have a window with four links, copy "Markdown (Reddit)" one. (Yellow circle on illustration)
-> Paste it in add picture button while editing your post/comment. Press enter. (See second illustration, small one under first one)
-> The image link now appear in your post/comment editing box. Remove ([Imgur] and "") in the link at the start and end of it.
-> Click Preview button before posting, your image should be displayed now.
On forums, once you pasted it press enter:
Note: If you can't press enter, it means that your link doesn't have image extension, it this case, just add .jpg / .png at the end.
2- Case two, you found an image on the internet, and the url is working in Imgur:
->Find an image, click on it until you reach an image link in your link bar at the top of your browser windows. (The link end with .jpg, .png .....)
->Instead of browsing in Imgur, this time, paste the url of your image in the empty box of the bottom. (Green circle under on illustration)
->Follow the steps in method 1.
3- Case three, you copy pasted the image link in Imgur but the website doesn't want the url:
->Right Click on picture, save picture on Desktop.
->Proceed like method 1. Upload from desktop your picture.
Original link: !([Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/6PAGBEy.jpg) "") -> Final link: !(https://i.imgur.com/6PAGBEy.jpg)
->Search for a gif by writting keyword in the white top bar.
->Left click on your favourite gif, to have a page with the menu at the right: Click copy link.
->Copy "Gif link" and paste it in Imgur like before: follow method 2.
->In addition of removing Imgur and parenthesis, this time, check the url that is generated here in your post/comment editor, if at the end, you have "gifv", remove the "v".
(See illustration under that sentence, keep the end parenthesis of course)
Giphy gif link: https://media.giphy.com/media/mlvseq9yvZhba/giphy.gif -> Imgur link: !([Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/qdhWBxE.gifv) "") To obtain as a -> Final link: !(https://i.imgur.com/qdhWBxE.gif)
The easiest one! Copy-Paste the video URL directly here!
As example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcZGoEKe3GU&list=PLlAlefvYLKc6EBNbWquVik-RAn22CnY-Z
1-To properly display your images you need to upload them or their link on IMGUR (https://imgur.com/upload).
2-You always copy the "Markdown (Reddit)" URL from here.
3-You paste it in the add picture button on the forum and press ENTER.
4-You remove ([Imgur] and "") in your image link added in your post/comment editing box.
5-You use preview button, if ok, you upload.
But if you still don't want to bother, you can still simply copy paste a raw image link from anywhere here, but will appear as a red link that will redirect you instead of showing directly the picture. The whole method require Imgur. All my attempt trying without it don't work.
Warning!!! Copy pasting a raw link and adding ! and () around the link doesn't fix it! And the image will not display if the image hasn't passed through IMGUR!