Question Do animated avatars (gifs) not work anymore?

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Excuse me for opening a thread for this small, insignificant problem. I hope no one will be upset.

Would someone have the kindness to explain to me why it is no longer possible to have an animated avatar? By entering an image in .GIF format as a pfp, its animation does not appear on my profile, much less in my various posts or elsewhere.

Someone suggested me that it has become an exclusive reserved to patrons; is it true or is it a fake news?

I had a whole series of characters in store, to alternate over time as a tribute to the great mangakas of the past. I'm afraid I'll have to give them up.

Thank you 😁
 
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Previously, GIF avatars didn't function on the threads themselves, only just the user profile page. The idea of making GIF avatars work all the way across the forum was an idea in the works as a bonus for Patreons.

However, I'm a Patreon and I just uploaded a GIF avatar--it didn't work at all. I'm assuming this is a bug, or just how XF2 works, though if it can be fixed, it very well may be restricted to a paid tier feature in the future.
 
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Excuse me for opening a thread for this small, insignificant problem. I hope no one will be upset.

Would someone have the kindness to explain to me why it is no longer possible to have an animated avatar? By entering an image in .GIF format as a pfp, its animation does not appear on my profile, much less in my various posts or elsewhere.

Someone suggested me that it has become an exclusive reserved to patrons; is it true or is it a fake news?

I had a whole series of characters in store, to alternate over time as a tribute to the great mangakas of the past. I'm afraid I'll have to give them up.

Thank you 😁
But you could post gifs in your profile!
 

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Animation avatar was gone since 2014.... :sad: and never be fixed a long time...
But I have always used them, since I registered, as the users who know me can testify! Please, if one doesn't know a topic it's better to keep quiet than to say 💩💩💩

But you could post gifs in your profile!
GIFs can be used everywhere, on the profile and in the posts, but if you insert them as avatar, now they remain static (before they were not, as you know)!!!😢😥
 
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