Why don't gifs work on avatars?

it works for me so maybe it has to be a certain something like filesize
No.
I had a problem putting a new one in. Tried ones that used to work, but don't now. I guess it's something to do with uploading them that changed in the background as those, like yourself, who uploaded one before the change still work!
 

Teapot

Warrior of Light
Administrator
I think I fixed this recently - try uploading a GIF that's larger than 192x192px as your avatar, but less than 3MB. If that still doesn't work, try uploading the image you want to use to this post, and I will troubleshoot further :)

(For the nerds amongst us - PHP's in-built GD image processor couldn't handle animations, but could be fooled by uploading an image that was exactly 192x192px so it didn't process it. We switched to ImageMagick to prevent this, which does allow making thumbnails out of animated GIFs, but I think it got disabled again by an upgrade a while ago. I went in and reenabled it when I noticed.)
 

zrdb

School Idol
I'll take you up on that offer. I keep getting errors up the yin yang when I tried to upload this file.
 

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