Why can I not upload an animated profile picture?

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    Question Why can I not upload an animated profile picture?

    Hey, I was wondering why the forum software wont let me upload an animated .gif file for my profile picture.

    Any particular reason for this?

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    There is a seperare thread on this topic. Its the policy of this form which doesn't allow to upload the animated avatar. Its been turned off by the administrators for quite a few years now i think.

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    Thanks.
    Any particular reason why its the policy of this forum?

    EDIT: And I searched for a similiar topic, but couldn't find one. I searched for the keywords "animated profile pic".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssharish2005 View Post
    There is a seperare thread on this topic. Its the policy of this form which doesn't allow to upload the animated avatar. Its been turned off by the administrators for quite a few years now i think.
    Oh contrare! It was re-enabled a while back thanks to a democratic user poll. Witness my little piece of gif wizardry stage left.

    @Programmer P: you are probably snagged by the size constraints (55x55 px, <20kb I think -- they're listed in the upload box).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Oh contrare! It was re-enabled a while back thanks to a democratic user poll. Witness my little piece of gif wizardry stage left.

    @Programmer P: you are probably snagged by the size constraints (55x55 px, <20kb I think -- they're listed in the upload box).
    Well, I would ask why it doesn't say that's the reason when I try to upload, and it fails.
    But anyway, ok, yeah that's probably it.
    I was trying to upload a pic that's 13.8 KB (so less than than the size you mentioned) and 79 x 80 pixels (unfortunately greater than the width and height you mentioned).

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    Ohh cool its been a while I've been here now. Many things have changed since I got disappeared.

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    Wait a sec...
    On the page that you click the button to bring up the upload window from, it says the following:
    Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 100 by 100 pixels or 97.7 KB (whichever is smaller).
    My pic is way below the limits then...

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