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Offline (Male) time-killer-games
Posted on: July 09, 2014, 10:12:25 PM

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Enable animated gif avatars like right now. I spend hours trying to find a decent converter to scale my avatar down to suit the file size limit. I uploaded it to find out it doesn't animate. It's stuck on a frame in which I'm not actually picking my nose! Look closely! My finger isn't even touching the rim of my nostral! The horror!!!!!
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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #1 Posted on: July 10, 2014, 09:15:29 PM

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As a security mechanism, the server re-encodes all uploaded avatars itself. It prevents such feats as the attachment of non-image data to images. Unfortunately, this causes only the first frame of animations to be rendered. This is a known bug in the forum software we use. I am able to disable that security feature, but am generally inclined not to do so. Are you able to specify a link to an animated avatar?
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Reply #2 Posted on: July 10, 2014, 09:53:41 PM

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Here it is:


Shank you! :D
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Reply #3 Posted on: July 10, 2014, 10:34:32 PM
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You missed a spot !

:D

Make sure you get in there and scrape it all out.

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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #4 Posted on: July 12, 2014, 04:02:37 PM

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That's quite large, bytewise, for an avatar. I'll make an exception while the community is small, I suppose. I am able to shrink it to just over 600KiB by fitting it to the correct size, anyway. I'm also able to shrink it to 900KiB simply by encoding it with a non-shitty, non-Windows GIF encoder. But that's another story.
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Reply #5 Posted on: July 12, 2014, 04:06:11 PM

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what the fuck did you do to my avatar?

nevermind, i dont want to know just forget it no big deal
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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #6 Posted on: July 12, 2014, 04:08:57 PM

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I set it to a correctly-scaled version of the GIF you posted.
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Reply #7 Posted on: July 12, 2014, 04:10:49 PM

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that's not funny it isn't animated and there's a black rectangle covering my sexy nose! Forget it.
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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #8 Posted on: July 12, 2014, 04:12:45 PM

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Are you using Internet Explorer, or something? It renders fine in all of my browsers.
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Reply #9 Posted on: July 12, 2014, 04:56:09 PM

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Okay now I'm on my tablet and it looks just fine, weird. Thx
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