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Animated icon help
« on: February 11, 2016, 06:30:47 pm »
I still have no luck with this icon
I'm not getting any replies to my PMs I sent out asking for help
I have no idea how to get it to work it won't even work on my computer
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 07:08:23 pm »
What is it you're trying to do? It is an animated gif you're trying to post? Or an avatar you're trying to upload?
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 07:11:37 pm »
What is it you're trying to do? It is an animated gif you're trying to post? Or an avatar you're trying to upload?
Just an icon for my profile
But I think a staff member may do it for me
I think this site needs an avatar by url option
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 07:12:06 pm »
What type of icon? I'll try uploading a gif on my user to see if it works and if you're the only one having the problem!
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 07:13:05 pm »
What type of icon? I'll try uploading a gif on my user to see if it works and if you're the only one having the problem!
Its like the one in your sig
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 07:14:11 pm »
What is it you're trying to do? It is an animated gif you're trying to post? Or an avatar you're trying to upload?
Just an icon for my profile
But I think a staff member may do it for me
I think this site needs an avatar by url option

It used to be an option, but I don't see it anymore, though I know a few members here have been able to use animated avatars recently. If anyone knows why this is, I've got an animated icon or two I'd like to use as well.
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2016, 07:16:42 pm »
What is it you're trying to do? It is an animated gif you're trying to post? Or an avatar you're trying to upload?
Just an icon for my profile
But I think a staff member may do it for me
I think this site needs an avatar by url option

It used to be an option, but I don't see it anymore, though I know a few members here have been able to use animated avatars recently. If anyone knows why this is, I've got an animated icon or two I'd like to use as well.

Yeah, the animated icon wasn't working for me, I have it on right now.
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2016, 07:40:47 pm »
Weird, I've been able to get my icons working before with no problem but there were also really simple gifs. I also upload them directly from my laptop .3.
Maybe the file is too big?
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 07:46:46 pm »
Animated icons are really tricky on here in general, I've only ever got a few to work when uploading, but I'm really confused about why this specific one isn't working for you and Shia. Mine is currently uploaded, not linked, and it's working fine. Yours and Shia's are the same size and type so it's weird they aren't working. The only thing I can see different is that yours and Shia's animations seem slightly faster, I can try slowing it down a bit later for you and see if that helps
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 07:48:56 pm »
Animated icons are really tricky on here in general, I've only ever got a few to work when uploading, but I'm really confused about why this specific one isn't working for you and Shia. Mine is currently uploaded, not linked, and it's working fine. Yours and Shia's are the same size and type so it's weird they aren't working. The only thing I can see different is that yours and Shia's animations seem slightly faster, I can try slowing it down a bit later for you and see if that helps

Thanks! Hopefully that'll work!
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 08:57:17 pm »
I have no idea what would have happened to the Upload from Url box; but anyone who's having problems can PM me a direct link to the image and I'll manually set it for you when I get a chance
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 09:19:24 pm »
I have no idea what would have happened to the Upload from Url box; but anyone who's having problems can PM me a direct link to the image and I'll manually set it for you when I get a chance

Is there a specific file size limit?
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 09:30:03 pm »
I have no idea what would have happened to the Upload from Url box; but anyone who's having problems can PM me a direct link to the image and I'll manually set it for you when I get a chance

Is there a specific file size limit?

There is,  I can't remember it off-hand though. And that still doesnt explain where the field went :x
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 09:36:42 pm »
I have no idea what would have happened to the Upload from Url box; but anyone who's having problems can PM me a direct link to the image and I'll manually set it for you when I get a chance

Is there a specific file size limit?

There is,  I can't remember it off-hand though. And that still doesnt explain where the field went :x
Maybe it's something to do with the user groups? I know I have the select option by URL feature now and it works great but the first time I tried it was last November (when I was already staff) and about a year prior to that I wasn't able to find it as a normal member
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 09:37:27 pm »
I have no idea what would have happened to the Upload from Url box; but anyone who's having problems can PM me a direct link to the image and I'll manually set it for you when I get a chance

Is there a specific file size limit?

There is,  I can't remember it off-hand though. And that still doesnt explain where the field went :x
Did horse overlord remove it? Or is it just gone?
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2016, 10:29:23 pm »
I have no idea what would have happened to the Upload from Url box; but anyone who's having problems can PM me a direct link to the image and I'll manually set it for you when I get a chance

Is there a specific file size limit?

There is,  I can't remember it off-hand though. And that still doesnt explain where the field went :x
Maybe it's something to do with the user groups? I know I have the select option by URL feature now and it works great but the first time I tried it was last November (when I was already staff) and about a year prior to that I wasn't able to find it as a normal member

That's actually a good thought, I'll have to check that

ETA: It says its enabled so I really have no idea?
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2016, 10:33:18 pm »
My new icon showed up for a bit but then disappeared
Like idk what happened
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2016, 10:34:43 pm »
My new icon showed up for a bit but then disappeared
Like idk what happened

I saw it too! I'm pretty sure a staff member switched it for you.

Mine's working now! Thanks!
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2016, 10:06:22 am »
Can one of the staff members please help me with getting this animated picture to work on my profile pic? :0
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Re: Animated icon help
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2016, 10:09:13 am »
Can one of the staff members please help me with getting this animated picture to work on my profile pic? :0
You should just be able to save it to your computer and upload it as your avatar, I think. But if that doesn't work, perhaps check the file type? Not sure if that would make a difference.

Also, are you on a phone or computer? I do know that when you save a GIF on to a phone, the animation no longer works.
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