Gifs as avatars

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  1. abandonist

    abandonist Banned

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    Am I the only one that finds moving avatars infinitely distracting?

    Not like it's the end of the world, but it'd be really nice if things were static.

    Just a thought.
     
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    goldsteinat0r Zib Zob Zabbity

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    I like them when they're funny.
     
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    abandonist Banned

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    Are loops ever funny?
     
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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    I think they're awesome! :D

    Especially Randy's with the dude and the guns and that one guys avatar with the guy flipping off the screen where a whole ton of middle fingers kinda pop out of him :D Laugh my ass off at that one literally every time!

    You need to stop hating everyone and everything Abandonist :D
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Animated GIF avatars are great.

    So proclaimeth the Hypnotoad.
     
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    Not only do we need even more animated gifs, but I think they should also set the style on the entire forum so that all text flashes. I also think that every post should end with at least 3 animated smileys. :shred: :scream: :hbang:
     
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    U mad Bro ?
     
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    Mad? Nah, he's just banned.
     
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    Metal_Webb Needs more strings

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    So is this the thread where all the .gif'ted members come to comment? :lol:
     
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    tedtan SS.org Regular

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    ^ Does contributing allow the use of gifs as avatars? I tried to upload one and it wouldn't let me.
     
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    ^ Correct.
     
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    >Contributor status
    >Doesn't flaunt it with a silly gif

    <-- 100 hours in MS paint (edit: nope.avi)
     
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  13. Sofos

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    >Bought contributor just so I can have .gif avatar
    >Avatar is too large (73kb limit? WTF)
    <--- have to resize to this ugly thing

    EDIT: have since changed avatar to something less ugly.
     
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    This is the real reason I don't use a gif. :(
     
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    What did you use to shrink it ?

    Can you link me the original ?
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    just random online gif editors. and here:

    [​IMG]
     
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    :lol: I tried. Once you get down past 1000 kb it becomes almost unrecognizable
     
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    ^

    You can actually load larger .gifs if you don't hotlink. Save them to your computer and load from there. I don't know if it re-sizes it for you, but mine is 227 KB on my computer.
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    nope. even uploading gives me the limit.

    Dear Alex, if you read this, PLEASE increase this limit to something like 150kb. Something we can work with.

    Love, Garrett.
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    It appears our dear Randy has managed to get that .gif to work as his avatar :p
     

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