Does this website support animated gifs for profile icons?

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Does this website support animated gifs for profile icons?

Post by Drew Sebastino » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:29 pm

Just curious... :lol: I thought it was time for a makeover.

Also, is there a better place to put this? Well, actually, it's a simple yes or no question anyway.

Edit: Wait, I'm an idiot, bazz has one... That was pointless. :lol:

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by rainwarrior » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:47 pm

If it belongs somewhere, it's probably on the forum section about board maintenance: viewforum.php?f=13

I dunno why you have to ask the question though, just upload a GIF as your avatar and see what happens.

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by Drew Sebastino » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:50 pm

It's because it's not built yet, and I don't want to waste my time if it's not possible.

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by tokumaru » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:54 pm

rainwarrior wrote:I dunno why you have to ask the question though
If he hasn't made the GIF already, asking before he starts could save him some time, and he might not want to have a random unrelated GIF stolen from somewhere as his avatar for a few seconds while testing. The question really should be in the phpBB section, though.

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by NovaSquirrel » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:56 pm

There's a lot of people on the forum with animated avatars, so it's definitely supported.

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Post by rainwarrior » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:59 pm

tokumaru wrote:If he hasn't made the GIF already, asking before he starts could save him some time, and he might not want to have a random unrelated GIF stolen from somewhere as his avatar for a few seconds while testing.
If he'd just uploaded a random GIF his question would have been answered several minutes ago. I could test it myself right now, but I'm trying to encourage the principle of learning things for yourself, so I'd rather waste more time typing this response than it would take just to figure out the answer and tell him. Principles, right? Hrm.

Why would a few seconds of avatar being "wrong" be a problem?

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by tokumaru » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:06 pm

rainwarrior wrote:Why would a few seconds of avatar being "wrong" be a problem?
I don't know, maybe he's having a conversation with someone and doesn't want to confuse that person? Or maybe he just doesn't want to be associated with random images in case someone sees the temporary avatar. Whatever. I wouldn't mind having a wrong avatar for a few seconds, but maybe someone else does.

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Post by M_Tee » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:23 pm

Yes.

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by Drew Sebastino » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:18 am

NOO!!! :cry: I didn't know there was a file size limit of only 20KB...

Somehow, I'll try and make this smaller: (I'll only have room for about 3 frames. :lol: )
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Edit: Screw it, it's impossible to make it look good. I thought I was exaggerating by saying 3 frames, but it actually has to be that (and 80x80 pixels instead of 100x100.)

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by JRoatch » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:42 am

Animated GIF size restrictions just reminded me of the time in Nsider fourms when I programed some lossy compression scheme to produce a 121 framed 129KB GIF file.
I've completely forgot what the original size was but I can dig up those old files from my archive if you are interested.

Edit: I removed the image embed, as the image itself wasn't really relevant.
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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by Drew Sebastino » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:44 am

JRoatch wrote:I've completely forgot what the original size was but I can dig up those old files from my archive if you are interested.
Sounds good.

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Post by thefox » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:52 am

You can always host the image yourself to avoid any size limits. But please be thoughtful of other users of the forum who might be on limited connections and may not want to download multi-megabyte avatars.
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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by Gilbert » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:59 am

<-- Thought I'm just not active enough to have people noticed my avatar(or they just didn't wait enough).
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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by snarfblam » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:54 am

Every animated avatar I've seen on NESDev so far is relatively subdued, but a busy, bright animated avatar will irritate more than a couple people.

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Re: Does this website support animated gifs for profile icon

Post by tepples » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:59 am

If you want an animated avatar, you know where to find it.

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