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Get Rid Of Gifs As Avatars

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can you get rid of the ability to have Gifs as avatars.

 

There are some absolutely awful and annoying Gifs being used as avatars.

 

Some are even dangerous for those suffering with photosensitive issues.

 

I have been blocking them on a personal basis as I have come across them.

 

Others may not know how to or have the ability to block them.


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I wouldn't put a ban on animated gifs, maybe restrictions. Like strobing flashing ones are always bad. But something like an eye blink is fine.


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For those who do not know how to block an image, if you're running an ad blocker(such as ad block plus) you can right click on said image and on the dropdown menu at the very bottom, there's a thing you can click that says "Hide Element".

 

That said, I doubt the staff will remove GIFs entirely, some people(myself included) like them. @Legolessed's profile picture is absolutely brilliant and it's a GIF. I think the staff could put a regulation so that people can't put GIFs that would cause harm to people with photosensitive issues as their avatars, but still be able to have them.

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I've often thought the same thing, though really, it should be something that's moderated on a per use case basis.

As @Crunchy Dragon and @Mooshi pointed out, not every GIF is going to be offensive or create an unsafe environment.

That said, I am kind of perplexed as to why they haven't done anything about the more offensive ones as of yet.

What happened do that "friendly atmosphere" guys? :P


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@tmcclelland455 has the best avatar, just sayin'


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3 hours ago, Keith W said:

Can you get rid of the ability to have Gifs as avatars.

 

There are some absolutely awful and annoying Gifs being used as avatars.

 

Some are even dangerous for those suffering with photosensitive issues.

 

I have been blocking them on a personal basis as I have come across them.

 

Others may not know how to or have the ability to block them.

Ever since the majority weren't on 56k anymore gifs in avatars or signatures have been common practice in internet forums. 

Make done do deal with it. 

 

Though I am triggered by people that can't loop a gif right. It's $current_year people, learn to edit. 


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11 minutes ago, Syntaxvgm said:

Ever since the majority weren't on 56k anymore gifs in avatars or signatures have been common practice in internet forums. 

Make done do deal with it. 

 

Though I am triggered by people that can't loop a gif right. It's $current_year people, learn to edit. 

Sorry but I'm gonna have to take the position of OP on this and say GIFs as Avatars are highly annoying and I'm probably more likely to post in a thread if the OP of that thread doesn't have a GIF as their avatar.


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I actually am amused by some GIF avatars.  I forget who it is now, but there's someone whose avatar is a white background with a small bug crawling around. :)  Also a few days ago (this is a static one though), someone had a white avatar with a little black curve.  It looked like I'd dropped a piece of hair on my phone. xD

 

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4 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

For those who do not know how to block an image, if you're running an ad blocker(such as ad block plus) you can right click on said image and on the dropdown menu at the very bottom, there's a thing you can click that says "Hide Element".

 

That said, I doubt the staff will remove GIFs entirely, some people(myself included) like them. @Legolessed's profile picture is absolutely brilliant and it's a GIF. I think the staff could put a regulation so that people can't put GIFs that would cause harm to people with photosensitive issues as their avatars, but still be able to have them.

Thank you :)

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I pretty much universally dislike Gif avatars, yet two things,

-Others using them doesn't effect me

-I can bloke them if I want to.

 

Majority like them, let em use them, use a blocker. All that said I don't block anyone's I think the avatar says a little about the poster and helps.


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If I could decide, we would only have b/w avatars, no color or fonts in sigs and insta-ban on only-meme posters.

 

But since majority likes gifs, there won't be total ban anytime soon. Flashing colors, however, are legit issue. I don't have that, so I can't tell if something is problematic or not. But if you see any causing you some issues, you can request those to be removed. Either by reporting post or PM to moderators.


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8 hours ago, tmcclelland455 said:

So more or less what you're trying to say is punish everyone with a good gif as a pic (such as myself) and remove support for them just because you find a few of them annoying? Like is it really that hard to right click someone's pic and block the element with something like uBlock?

Yup, just because a few people have annoying ones doesn't mean the other 90+% are also bad


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I mean, i get how some GIF's can be annoying (like mine for example) but does that really warrant banning every single one of them?

 

EDIT: here, i even edited mine to be super subtle now :P


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13 hours ago, Keith W said:

Can you get rid of the ability to have Gifs as avatars.

 

There are some absolutely awful and annoying Gifs being used as avatars.

 

Some are even dangerous for those suffering with photosensitive issues.

I think you've just learned what attitude the majority of psuedo-anonymous internet users have across the board. Generally, you will not be able to convince people to limit their rights to make someone else happy, or even to protect them from harm.

On the other hand, adding a "photosensitive" profile option which would make all profile pictures still images might be a good idea, if there is an actual need for it.


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4 hours ago, MatsNorway said:

Thanks for the tip crunchy dragon. Your pink horse is now "banned" from existence on my PC. :D

I will fight you right here right now

 

jk :3 good to know, although it doesn't affect my use of the forums in any way except to ban your pfp from existence on my PC >:D

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Image result for it's time to stop gif

 

No Gifs as profiles are fucking awesome 

 

but seriously I see no point especially sense a large number of people use them and I doubt majority even give two shits about that.


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15 hours ago, Keith W said:

There are some absolutely awful and annoying Gifs being used as avatars.

thats a personal opinion not a fact in anyway.


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