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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:15 AM
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Is there going to be a 'turn off .gifs' option in the overhaul?
I presume it is possible to do? - Just like we've the option to turn off smiley faces?

It would be great to be able to disable avatars while viewing pages...

So many of them just cause the eyes to


Thanks!

peace




posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 07:27 AM
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You have an avatar.
Wht not be the change you want to see and get rid of your avatar first before asking for a request like this??
Don't be the pot calling the kettle black.
You chose an avatar so let others do so as well.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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You have an avatar.
Wht not be the change you want to see and get rid of your avatar first before asking for a request like this??
Don't be the pot calling the kettle black.
You chose an avatar so let others do so as well.

Whoa!
Curb the hostility there Drums!
Gessh, what happen - Someone put some kryptonite in your breakfast nuts this morning?

Just so you know I'm referring to the GIF avatars - the ones that flash and spin and have psychedelic patters.

I'm asking if there will be an option to turn the .gifs off from FLASHING/MOVING - like there is an option to turn off the smiley faces, not to remove the avatars all together.

EDIT: Here, maybe this will brighten your day!




peace

[edit on 4-7-2010 by silo13]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:15 AM
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reply to post by silo13
 

I didn't take Drums post as hostile at all. I thought he/she? was just pointing out the obvious in a clear, polite and concise manner.

If there is a valid reason for wanting gifs turned off could you please be more specific? I agree some are hard to look at but most are very pleasant to view.

They are small enough not to require much bandwidth typically, so the only valid reason I could see for an option to turn them off is for epileptics who might have a seizure due to the flashing.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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reply to post by SeenMyShare
 

No. He or she misunderstood the OP and pretty much went on the attack.


I have an animated avatar and I'm sure it annoys some people. The option of turning them off might be a welcome feature for many.

[edit on 4-7-2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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The only thing annoyiong in your avatar is the failing loop


There is a difference in a box blinking rgb and in something like your avatar thats very subtle and far from annoying.

But i agree with the op. This is not hard to implement, and should be done. Even an option for removing avatars alltogether would be good for those, who like to do so.

(no, i can say this even though i use an avatar, it has nothing to do with expanding functionality in site overhaul)



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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reply to post by ~Lucidity
 

I find your avatar quite pleasing to look at

I still don't find Drum's post to be hostile though.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Just hit your ESC key. Some of the animated avatars annoy me too. The ESC key will turn them off although you have to do it for each page.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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My God look at you...I am computer-stupid, so it is easy for me to learn things (since I know little) but I just learned something from you...Good on you.


[edit on 4-7-2010 by nine-eyed-eel]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Just passing on what I learned from someone else here. We're all here to help each other.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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speaking of avatars, i saw this Cutest little "licky kitty cat" one...

now if i could just figure out where i can upload the darnn thingy..



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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If you hit the ESC bottom on your keyboard it stops the animation, read that here on another thread recently, the avatar doesn't go away just the action.



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:41 AM
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You're probably right, it's best just to use the escape key. I just figured having an gif./on gif./off would be a nice little addition to the site, and, collectively I bet it would save a ton of bandwidth.

Anyway, there are some, like Lucidity's avatar, that are all fine and good and even cool, but, there are others that are so outrageous it makes the post almost impossible to read due to the 'action'.

I'd like to give some examples but I'm actually not sure if pointing out people in particular would be considered rude, lol.

peace



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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I believe the question was regarding an option i.e. which is not for everyone! I don't see why an optional on off switch would offend you or to criticize a request for one! Freedom to have ATS to be viewed as any member sees fit is just that freedom. I don't want one but support another members right to request one... Freedom an interesting concept!

I always thought ATS was about searching for the truth and questioning everything with the only boundaries being the ATS rules! I am truly amazed every time I see someone personally questioned about their beliefs or request. Debate the posting but don't make it personal please
!

Edited to add I apologize for my Avatar its not very clever but it is the computer I read and comment and enjoy using - so many members are so talented in their Avatars makes me green with envy. My cleverness is limited to building outstanding computers for others to be creative with!!!!!




[edit on 7/6/2010 by IceHappy]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 02:39 PM
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Oh Good, IceHappy is here with a .gif avatar!
See, now yours is a good example of one that's tasteful and non intrusive. Just think what I would have missed had I had the gif OFF option!

Hmmm, using the escape key is looking better and better!

peace



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