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Get Rid Of Gifs As Avatars

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5 hours ago, MatsNorway said:

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

Ohhhhhh! I thought it was a weird looking cat.


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59 minutes ago, Legendarypoet said:

Ohhhhhh! I thought it was a weird looking cat.

You're kidding right? It's Fluttershy

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31 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

You're kidding right? It's Fluttershy

Yes, entirely.


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*insert crying here*

 

"I don't like this so we should ban it!!1!!!11!" MODS! MODS! MODS!

 

That's not how things work OP, but good luck anyway with your crusade.


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12 hours ago, PianoPlayer88Key said:

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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Don't like gifs then create your own damn forum, so you can make your own rules.

What's next? Don't like the sound of flushing toilets. Ban all toilets and force everyone to dump in a bucket.


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18 hours ago, Keith W said:

Some are even dangerous for those suffering with photosensitive issues.

 

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No? That's false actually, it has to be a large amount of flashing and or strobe lights that can cause problems like an epileptic fit but most people who suffer from such issues have medication to counteract such problems. Nice try tho.

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don't I like them and I don't see the big use that you claim to have with them


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i like gif icons


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Thanks for bringing attention to the topic.

 

We probably won't ban them, but the moderation team will talk about ways to make them easier on people with photosensitive issues.

 

Also of course any regulation concerning still images applies to gifs.

 

Edit: I hate writing the same word twice in a paragraph, let alone a sentence ("still images still applies...")


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7 hours ago, RollinLower said:

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

Pic of the one before?


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12 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Thanks for bringing attention to the topic.

 

We probably won't ban them, but the moderation team will talk about ways to make them easier on people with photosensitive issues.

 

Also of course any regulation concerning still images still applies to gifs.

 

Many thanks for the team giving this some consideration, it is much appreciated.


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20 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.

Or instead of getting rid of them, provide an option to turn them off and instead display a static copy of the GIF, which would be automagically created via a PHP based image library upon upload.


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Just now, kirashi said:

Or instead of getting rid of them, provide an option to turn them off and instead display a static copy of the GIF, which would be automagically created via a PHP based image library upon upload.

We talked about this, waaaay too hard to code according to our gurus (not a coder myself).

 

If you think you could do it perhaps you'd like to contribute :D:D


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5 minutes ago, Energycore said:

We talked about this, waaaay too hard to code according to our gurus (not a coder myself).

 

If you think you could do it perhaps you'd like to contribute :D:D

I'd love to look into figuring this out, as I've worked a wee bit with phpBB code way back in the day and currently create custom/modified WordPress sites dabbling in PHP and frontend design. I'm no expert, but can pick apart PHP enough to re-factor code and make improvements.

 

Unfortunately, I don't have access to self-hosted IP.Board software as it requires an expensive license, and I'm not sure if the hosted variant allows such modifications to be made since it'd be run by IP.Services themselves. To be clear, I'm not downing it - IP.Board is actually my favorite forum / community software as it seems to be the best supported and works amazingly well on mobile devices, it's just not open-source and accessible for me to even begin looking at seeing how easy/difficult this would be to implement.


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2 minutes ago, kirashi said:

I'd love to look into figuring this out, as I've worked a wee bit with phpBB code way back in the day and currently create custom/modified WordPress sites dabbling in PHP and frontend design. I'm no expert, but can pick apart PHP enough to re-factor code and make improvements.

 

Unfortunately, I don't have access to self-hosted IP.Board software as it requires an expensive license, and I'm not sure if the hosted variant allows such modifications to be made since it'd be run by IP.Services themselves. To be clear, I'm not downing it - IP.Board is actually my favorite forum / community software as it seems to be the best supported and works amazingly well on mobile devices, it's just not open-source and accessible for me to even begin looking at seeing how easy/difficult this would be to implement.

 

32 minutes ago, Keith W said:

 

Many thanks for the team giving this some consideration, it is much appreciated.

We discussed and concluded that we're leaving the gifs be, in the future we may ask users to remove gifs if they're too annoying but this will be done on a case-by-case basis.


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58 minutes ago, bob51zhang said:

Pic of the one before?

here it is:

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Block Gif on LTT?

No that wont happen

In fact there's a lot of member who use GIF as their avatar a lot so just block it with chrome extension or something because

giphy.gif

 


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