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Postby Grayson Morris » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:54 am

I'm just throwing this out here -- I'm fully aware I may be part of a very small minority, in which case, I happily bow to the majority desire.

Animated gifs drive me batty. While that includes jumping, clapping, shooting, saluting or otherwise mobile smilies, I've managed to live with those since they were introduced here. I know a lot of folks like them. But I'd really like to draw the line at black-and-white flashing avatar images. (Sorry, astounding, no ill will toward you.) The easiest way to do that would be to draw the line at animated images in sigs and avatars altogether.

As I said, I may be the only one or one of the very few, in which case I certainly don't expect the forum to change a thing. But if there are enough folks here who would prefer less wiggling and jiggling and flashing as they read, well, count me in.
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Re: Animated images

Postby Strycher » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:29 am

I scroll my screen so that those animated images aren't visible. The movement makes it basically impossible for me to read any text, and I've lost more than a few minutes staring at the guy playing chicken with a tank.

This is just a data point. I can continue with my web-browser-position-ninjery if signature gifs are here to stay. I find Astounding's signature gif to be very entertaining. And travesty's avatar where the stick figures are trapped. Hilarious!

hmmm . . . It's possible that only Grayson and I are liable to stand on the front porch screaming at neighbor kids to get off the damn lawn.

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Re: Animated images

Postby hlf » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:06 am

Strycher wrote:hmmm . . . It's possible that only Grayson and I are liable to stand on the front porch screaming at neighbor kids to get off the damn lawn.


Hey! I've done that.

But since I'm also not a fan of smilies or flashing images, I have them turned off in my user display options (Board preferences - Edit display options). So they just appear as img. And if I really want to see what all the buzz is about, I look at thread without being signed in. So... solution?
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Re: Animated images

Postby Strycher » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:11 am

hlf wrote:But since I'm also not a fan of smilies or flashing images, I have them turned off in my user display options (Board preferences - Edit display options). So they just appear as img. And if I really want to see what all the buzz is about, I look at thread without being signed in. So... solution?


You know, I didn't even think of that!

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Re: Animated images

Postby Grayson Morris » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:53 pm

Indeed! Thanks, HL. Great suggestion. Everyone happy. Yay.

ETA: Wait, I already had Flash animations turned off. Looks like the only other options are to not display icons/avatars at all? Hmmm. Will snuffle more.

ETA2: Yep, looks like my only other choices are to stop displaying images altogether. I'd hate to do that. I'd like to see static images. Oh, well; I'll try it with images off for a while and see how that works for me.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:04 am

I have a sentimental fondness for stick figure animation, so I'm afraid I'm a little biased here.
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Postby AMcCarter » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:45 am

I like the animated gifs. I still want the damn kids off my lawn though. It drives my dog nuts.
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Re: Animated images

Postby soulmirror » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:02 pm

I like images. I like animated gifs. I liked coloured font but gave that up. I'm glad there is an easy fix to avoiding gifs ... because limiting free speech or others' options to self-expression is a fix, born of principle, that does not weigh easy upon me, personally speaking.

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Re: Animated images

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:25 am

I love smilies, and don't mind the more sedate animated gifs. But I'm with Grayson, if they are flashing, headache-inducing, disco-style in-your-face thingys I don't like them at all.

As for the Gator, she did consider having a little tantrum about them herself, but as often happens with her, lethargy won the day and she couldn't be bothered.
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Re: Animated images

Postby soulmirror » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:15 pm

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It's moving that's fun ...

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Re: Animated images

Postby soulmirror » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:19 pm

http://wapgroups.com/pics/SCI-FI-ADDICT/2CsJKNA2bWuG9R40xUVJ.gif

Thois one I offer from simple cruelty to the genre ...
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Postby dantzel » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:27 pm

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Re: Animated images

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:48 pm

soulmirror wrote:I like images. I like animated gifs. I liked coloured font but gave that up. I'm glad there is an easy fix to avoiding gifs ... because limiting free speech or others' options to self-expression is a fix, born of principle, that does not weigh easy upon me, personally speaking.

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Scott, I agree with you wholeheartedly on free speech and self-expression. I agree that my difficulty with animated images is mine to bear. I also know that sometimes people don't even realize something they're doing makes another person uncomfortable, and a little communication can resolve the situation. If someone's too warm, for example, the other folks in the room may be perfectly happy to open a window.
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Re: Animated images

Postby storysinger » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:04 am

I finally learned how to post avatars. Now I'd like to learn to post pictures and gifs.
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Re: Animated images

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:28 am

storysinger wrote:I finally learned how to post avatars. Now I'd like to learn to post pictures and gifs.
It's all part of my continuing education. wotf001


It's all a matter of putting the image link in between those wonderful img tags. wotf008

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Re: Animated images

Postby storysinger » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:46 pm

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