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Question about avatars

By wolfram
Sep 3, 2006
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  1. Hi!

    I've been trying to upload another avatar. It's animated. I got the error message "You may not upload an animated avatar".

    I see people like Howard uses an animated avatar. What can I do to use it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Apparently this has been changed after Mr Hopkinson chose his avatar.

    Of course if this is a rule here it should apply for everyone.

    Funny that I've never even noticed them as I keep image animation disabled in Firefox.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Thanks for the response Mic. I also remember bushwhacker having an animated avatar, also Vehementi.

    I think this was a dumb question :eek: Anyway, I'm happy with normal avatars.

    Thanks for the response! :)
     
  4. acooldozen

    acooldozen TS Rookie

    animated avatars

    .........I don't think it was a dumb question! I too get the dialog that I cannot upload animated avatars. I would appreciate the answer to this question. Thanx
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Unfortunately, I think there's no solution to this.... :(
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    The question was answered already.

    The people who already had animated avatars were allowed to keep theirs when the no animated avatars policy was adopted.
     
  7. acooldozen

    acooldozen TS Rookie

    ......thank you. That makes it very clear.
     
  8. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 752

    Also because all of them are administrators, they can probably override that or something.
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,605   +9

    Probably yes... Anyway, I like my avatar :)
     
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    So, are they allowed or not? I see animations on newish members now, too.
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I can`t say I`ve noticed any newish members with animated avatars.

    As far as I`m aware, animated avatars can only be used by members who already had them prior to the rule change.

    Regards Howard :)
     
     
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Cant you just go to a image upload site like www.imageshack.us and put the .gif animated file and change the Extension to .jpg and it will still be animated?

    I wouldnt mind seeing my Avatar ( the Eye ) animated :(
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    The short answer is no. The rules were changed to prevent the use of animated avatars. It was decided to let members who already had them keep them. Anyone who successfully circumnavigates the avatar rules is likely to to have their avatar removed by moderators.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  14. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I like my Calvin jumping out of his skin.

    However if it needs to be changed, then it certainly can be. :)
     


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