Gif as avatar?

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  1. Schlosser85 Registered

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    I see other people with gif avatars, but when I tried to upload one, it wasn't moving.

    elijah-wood-OcvGb5.gif
     
  2. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    See @ComicChick you're not the only one
     
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  3. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    on the old forum i could upload it myself, i miss that :/
     
  4. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    We could do that here until about a year ago.
     
  5. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i want it back /tempertantrum
     
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  6. Spider-Aziz Dummy Dragon Holo

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    Ay, this happened again.
    There was maintenance on this site recently, must be why this happened again.
     
  7. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Are gifs as avatars no longer working? No-one who had an animated one (including myself) are displaying anymore but appear as a completely blank square.

    Also I seem to have some thick black outline around the buttons "post reply", "upload a file" and "more options" which doesn't look very pretty.
     
  8. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I can see your Gal Gadot gif just fine.
     
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  9. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    I can't see anyone's animated avatars on Google Chrome. I can only see still ones.
     
  10. Micromind Registered

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    I see many animated avatars. Use Firefox.
     
  11. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I'm on Chrome too, but I'm seeing them all :shrug:
     
  12. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i see other peoples avatars animate, but i don't see mine :(
     
  13. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    I've managed to solve the animated avatar problem and horrible black or grey borders around search bars or form fields. Apparently it's a Google Chrome update where they try to force some user accessibility thing on users rather than people opting into it if they want it or not. Others have had the same problem too.

    If anyone else is having this issue, you have to go here to this link: chrome://flags/#form-controls-refresh (paste that link into your browser). Then under "Web platform controls updated UI" you have to switch it from default to disabled. Once you restart your browser it changes it back to a normal-looking Chrome experience.

    I did this and it restored my animated avatar here (don't know why it affected it) and also got rid of those horrible black or grey borders around everything.
     
  14. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    firefox over here ;/
     
  15. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Gross. Tor is where it's at. :o
     
  16. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i dont even know what Tor is. I thought of Bring It On immediately lol

    i miss using Opera though.
     
  17. geetard Rebirth

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    You don't want to know... Ignorance is bliss. :o

    If you miss the old Opera before it went to ****, I highly recommend Vivaldi. It's from the former CEO of Opera and has many of the out-of-the-box features that made Opera great like tab stacking/tiling, mouse gestures, sessions, full UI customization...

    I was a former user of Opera (used it back since the early 2000s when it had ads :funny:) and been using Vivaldi since its release, and couldn't be happier.
     
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  18. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    @geetard thanks i will check it out!
     
  19. Donner Formerly Elektra1 (she/her/hers)

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    I am at a loss with this avatar thing. I can see everyone else's move, but not my own. Chrome, Edge, Firefox. All the same.

    *sigh*
     
  20. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Your isn't moving to me either (but I can see others moving). Maybe it's a problem with your av?
     
  21. Donner Formerly Elektra1 (she/her/hers)

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    I've wondered that too, but shouldn't a .gif work? I tried a tumblr gif, tenor, media giphy. Completely baffled haha.
     
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  22. Teelie Jokerface

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    I am still unable to use an animated avatar. It either says "none selected" or it just spins there trying to recognize it before giving up and doing nothing.
     
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    Just wanted to chime in with specifics to get your avatars up and running - be sure to use photoshop or an online gif maker tool to resize your down gif to 95x95 or 100x100, that should do the job and get your gif to playback as your avatar. :hrt:
     
  24. Teelie Jokerface

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    Tried that and did not work.
     
  25. DCnightwing23 Registered

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    Nooooooo - feel free to DM me the gif you'd want to give a shot and I can see if it works on my end if you'd like?
     

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