Are profile pic GIFs no longer allowed?

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  1. Calarist

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    Hello all! While making my standard profile pic a bit more festive this year, I noticed that this site converted the first frame of the GIF into a JPEG image and used that as my profile pic. Is this now something that happens as a result of trying to save space on the website or is this just a temporary glitch? @Nadeox1
     
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  2. WhistlerXPWhistler7

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  3. Calarist

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    I mean that you can no longer upload them. Mine was working fine until I uploaded a new one.
     
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  4. WhistlerXPWhistler7

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    Ah.
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    I just uploaded a random google gif and it works.
     
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  5. Nadeox1

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    We did not change anything to that.
    Note that GIFs have some size limit. IIRC it's 1 or 2MB.
    It may reject yours without an actual error message.
     
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  6. jjjjj

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    Why was I mentioned?
     
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  7. WhistlerXPWhistler7

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    idk
     
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  8. jjjjj

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    for future reference, just use the nickname and dont ping me
     
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  9. vmlinuz

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    Dammit, that sucks. I want my dancing doge gif avatar!
     
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  10. Nadeox1

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    As I said, we did not remove or touched that possibility.
    You can still use GIFs as avatar, as far they are below the size/dimensions limt (which are also still the same).
    The thing is that the uploader does not give you a warning for those two things, and will just silently reject your GIF if it exceedes the limits.
     
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  11. vmlinuz

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    I think the limit for gifs might be lower than the limit for other image formats. I have a 200x200 version of my current dancing doge avatar which is 77.8 KB (< 1 MB) and yet it will not animate.
     
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  12. youdidwhat!!

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    its animated for me
     
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  13. vmlinuz

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    Because I'm using a smaller version
     
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  14. Nadeox1

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    It is lower, that's on purpose.
    The limits are both size and dimension wise.
     
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