View Poll Results: Should cboard revoke the ban on ANIMATED GIFs, and how much?

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  • NO, I hate animated gifs and get distracted chewing gum often + would beneifit from SSRI's

    15 31.25%
  • YES! The more the better!

    9 18.75%
  • Yes, but not in signatures.

    24 50.00%

bring back animated avatars!

This is a discussion on bring back animated avatars! within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; The avatar size limit on this board is pretty tight. I'm not asking for the width limit to be loosen ...

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    The avatar size limit on this board is pretty tight. I'm not asking for the width limit to be loosen now, I absolutely hate it when people have these whopping avatars that take up half the screen - on some boards.
    My point is, how can you be annoyed by animated avatars on this board? They're so small, only so much animation can take place! If you get easily destracted by them - well, you must not find the topic's posts all that interesting, or you just like watching our gay milk cartons.
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    Gay milk cartons?

    Anyway, personally (which means I'm speaking only for myself here) when I read something I'm there for the words. I like an icon to identify the poster as that helps for quick recognition at a later point in the discussion. But if I wanted to watch an animation I would....go to a site that shows cartoons and watch all the pretty moving pictures until I became a drooling mess.

    However, this is the intertubes and part of the appeal of that is that there are a million different tasty doohickies interacting which is great so I don't mind a GOOD animated avatar if the user has created it themselves and it is interesting to look at (and I've done it myself in the past). What twists my nipple is when people have crap like "Dancing Spidey" or the black kid mouthing "That's racist" as avatars - for crying out loud people get some sodding originality.

    But when all is said and done, the site admin decides what is and what is not acceptable and I'm happy to abide by those rules for as long as I want to visit the site.

    So please, take this as a plea from a seasoned ESCAPE presser - if you have an animated avatar, make it original.

    /steps off soapbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    But how else do you know if you're the 100,000th visitor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    bring back animated avatars!
    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    NO, I hate animated gifs
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    But how else do you know if you're the 100,000th visitor?
    They seemed to prefer numbers like 999999 for some reason.
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    I'm more upset that the dimensions you can use are so small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I'm more upset that the dimensions you can use are so small.
    yeah, plz enable 10000x10000 gif images
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    Quote Originally Posted by ಠ_ಠ View Post
    yeah, plz enable 10000x10000 gif images
    You want 100000000 gif images for an avatar? That's either one hell of an animation, or you're just plain greedy.
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    It's really awesome
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    As voted, animated avatars can now be used.

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    waaaahoooo!!!

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    Ironically, now I find MK27's avatar really annoying. I want to punch it in the face.

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    sweet
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    Democracy has brought it upon itself....
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    Quote Originally Posted by robwhit View Post
    Ironically, now I find MK27's avatar really annoying. I want to punch it in the face.
    anymore threats like that against the family and we sent mickey & bugs over with some props

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