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 Post subject: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Victor V
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How do you get an animated gif to display properly as an avatar?
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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:50 pm 
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GIFs will often break when they are re-sized. I can see yours is only animating for one cycle, I'm guessing this is the cause. I would discourage you from using an animated avatar because it makes the pages load slower and makes reading threads very distracting.
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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:06 am 
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Thanks, Brandon... guess I'll look for something else.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:55 pm 
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Guess I'll start looking for a new gif to distract everyone with.


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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:57 pm 
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How did you guys get such large avatars?


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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Mr Grumpy wrote:
How did you guys get such large avatars?


I increased the size to 200x200 quite a while ago, you just need to upload one that is that size.
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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Take any image you want, or any cropped portion of one, for an avatar and resize it to 200x200. It's better to take a larger size image and shrink it, than using a small one and increasing it, since it results in a better quality image.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Animated .gif images on the forum
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My avatar is no longer showing, and when I attempted to investigate, a message told me that its type is no longer allowed. Can I please get an explanation for this so I can "fix" it? Thanks -

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