Officially Support Animated GIF avatars?
goob started a proposal Tue 12 Mar 2013
Officially support animated GIFs, with opt-out Closed Wed 10 Apr 2013
There seems to be (qualified) support for the principle of supporting GIF animations in avatars and posts. Next step: look into how this might be accomplished, and whether it's technically feasible to do it in a way which works well for the network.
As seems to be the majority wish in the discussion so far:
- provide proper support for using animated GIFs in posts, avatars etc.
- provide users with the option to disable all animated images in their user preferences.
This seems to be the best solution which pleases both those who like animated GIFs and those who don't.
I'd suggest voting on this proposal and implementing what is voted for as soon as possible, and then deciding about other formats at a later date.
|Agree - 12|
|Abstain - 12|
|Disagree - 12|
|Block - 12|
Ivan Gabriel Morén
Wed 13 Mar 2013
Obviously people like them, and there are cool, arty ones too. Option to disable will be loved. I hope that the solution also will, in some way, involve that grayzone feature; hiding them until user makes an active choice to see them in action! :)
Fri 22 Mar 2013
I'm in for this, as long as with it, there comes an option to disable all flashing left and right completely.