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    Default Concerning GIF avatars

    I spotted a member with one and was wondering if we're all allowed to have them now?
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    You mean an animated picture? .gif is just an image format, not necessarily animated, it just supports animations.

    I haven't noticed any animated avatars, but I usually have them blocked.

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    Yes animated is what I should have said. Yep, I know of a least one.
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    Who has one? The only reason I'm using the avatar I have now is because my .GIF blinkie wasn't allowed.

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    No, they are still disallowed. They are usually huge files, and that takes up a lot of storage space, not to mention making for slow page loading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaxen View Post
    No, they are still disallowed. They are usually huge files, and that takes up a lot of storage space, not to mention making for slow page loading.
    Actually, they are allowed for Gurus (1,000 posts + 1 year) and Mods/Admins. We certainly couldn't open that setting up for the entire (13,000+) membership, but since there are only a few hundred Gurus I figured it won't blow the bank.

    ETA: We didn't build the new Guru group until mid-April. Some of you who are now Gurus may have tried to upload an animated avatar in the past and it would have failed. Try again now.

    ETA2: I see that I forgot to mention this in our thread explaining post count & permissions. I've updated that now!
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    Hey awesome. Thanks for letting gurus have the animated ones again ^.^ (Not that I have one right now but I might soon!)
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    Very cool, thank you! I might throw my dancing baby up occasionally to go incognito
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    Cool!!! Not that I have an animated avatar, but cool!
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    Ooer, another thing I most likely won't use, but is cool to have!
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