The GifWell Thread November 9, 2009 1:20 AM   Subscribe

Can we have have the ability to upload gifs as our profile pix?

I wanted to use this, but it was converted to a jpg. I can understand that file size could be a potential problem, and that you don't want outside-hosted images, but perhaps a size cap? Like no larger than 40KB?

Obviously, not the most important beast in the pony stable, but I just thought I'd ask.
posted by taz to Feature Requests at 1:20 AM (68 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Dibs on the flaming skull.
posted by qvantamon at 2:22 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like my profile pic to be that bit, you know, in Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (the new one, not the old one) where she's in the van yeah and she's like I can't take like what I've seen and junk and she pulls out a gun and like totally blows her head off and then the camera totally goes THROUGH THE HOLE THE BULLET MAKES and all the people in the van are like "NOOOO!" but its too late because she's like the only one who truly escapes, yeah? It's like 7 meg and it's totally sweet.
posted by Jofus at 2:45 AM on November 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


I want what Jofus wants, but with go-faster stripes.
posted by pompomtom at 3:14 AM on November 9, 2009


If Jofus gets that one, I call dibs on the scene from Scanners.
posted by Mikey-San at 3:50 AM on November 9, 2009


Mine's going to be Soundwave transforming. Or no, it's going to be Soundwave transforming then ejecting like every single tape transformer he had in his chest. Like all eight of them. Fuck Yeah!
posted by P.o.B. at 4:00 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


posted by taz to feature requests at 4:20 AM

makes sense.
posted by gman at 4:12 AM on November 9, 2009 [5 favorites]


Can I upload a gun to my profile picture that actually shoots people?
posted by Kattullus at 4:40 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


orly
posted by xorry at 4:40 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


I call this one.
posted by burnmp3s at 4:43 AM on November 9, 2009 [7 favorites]


What about Flash, why can't we upload that, huh HUH?!

I'll tell ya why, it's Flashism, pure and simple.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:57 AM on November 9, 2009


Your .gif is shit mate. It's a dog being strangled by a guy with a tea cosy on his head. Fail.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:03 AM on November 9, 2009


Mine would involve glitter.
posted by reflecked at 5:18 AM on November 9, 2009


orly
posted by xorry at 7:40 AM on November 9 [+] [!]


Hotlink fail.
posted by xorry at 5:23 AM on November 9, 2009


I like GIFs.
posted by amtho at 5:31 AM on November 9, 2009


Sorry, gman, it was only 4:20 in your time zone... nothing so interesting in mine, I'm afraid.
posted by taz at 5:42 AM on November 9, 2009


I have a 600mb avi file I would like to use in mine. Can we get HTML5 support too?
posted by blue_beetle at 5:50 AM on November 9, 2009


orly

Orly.
posted by octobersurprise at 5:59 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I fully support this idea.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:00 AM on November 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


Dibs
posted by Flunkie at 6:20 AM on November 9, 2009 [5 favorites]


Orly.
posted by Electric Dragon at 6:30 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]




It's up to pb but I'm really thinking animated gifs [as much as I like the one of you and your puppa] isn't likely to be an "omg we need this" feature request but I'll defer to the people who actually code the stuff.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:49 AM on November 9, 2009


Discovered the no-gifness when I tried to make this my profile pic. The non-blinky eye is almost just as good though.
posted by hermitosis at 6:50 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Someone more l33t than I am should make an animated Orly Taitz gif with spinning googly eyes. I would love it and pet it and call it "George."
posted by octobersurprise at 6:54 AM on November 9, 2009


I got this
posted by nfg at 6:55 AM on November 9, 2009


I no we don't get to vote, but I vote no.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:59 AM on November 9, 2009


know no know now
posted by cjorgensen at 6:59 AM on November 9, 2009


taz, either frame of that would make a lovely profile picture, but this cruel game of yo-yo dog makes me a bit queasy.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:04 AM on November 9, 2009


GeoFilter: I no we don't get to vote, but I vote no.
posted by JaredSeth at 7:05 AM on November 9, 2009


Sorry, gman, it was only 4:20 in your time zone...

a) Talk about ungrateful. I laid out the perfect excuse for you.
b) It was 4:20 in the Indochina time zone as well.
posted by gman at 7:08 AM on November 9, 2009


ROU_Xenophobe: All glory to this proposed feature.

Dude that'--ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD.
posted by cavalier at 7:08 AM on November 9, 2009


Raj approves of this pony.
posted by Mizu at 7:19 AM on November 9, 2009


Here's a classic.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:24 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]




taz, was this just a brilliant plan to have a funny gif thread?
posted by piratebowling at 7:54 AM on November 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ooh, this one for me, please. (Wait for it, it's a long one, but the payoff is good.)
posted by ocherdraco at 8:05 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


If animated GIFs are allowed as profile pictures on Metafilter, it's time to burn it to the ground.
posted by xmutex at 8:13 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I vote no on this feature because I’m ornery
posted by Think_Long at 8:13 AM on November 9, 2009


Damn it I totally hated this idea until that keyboard cat one and now I have to support it, albeit grudgingly.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:20 AM on November 9, 2009


The code we use to crop pictures only works with JPEGs, so everything is converted to a JPEG before that step. You can use a GIF now, it just won't be animated by time it's on your profile. There might be ways to detect the file format and skip the cropping step if there's a big demand for animated profile pictures, but that might end up confusing people who are both using GIFs and want to crop their picture.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:22 AM on November 9, 2009


Prince would like u 2 allow GIFs for all the rainbow children.

MJ thinks there will be drama about it.

Lollipop cat is indifferent.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:35 AM on November 9, 2009


Ah! Not worth it, pb... Thanks for the reply.

This one goes out to gman.
posted by taz at 8:37 AM on November 9, 2009 [9 favorites]


Flunkie: "Dibs"

O_O
posted by Rhaomi at 8:39 AM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Using the dancing baby .gif will result in an auto-ban.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:44 AM on November 9, 2009


And of course, this one will burn a hole in your soul.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:56 AM on November 9, 2009


I don't recall where I got this, but I like it. It's cuter (and has more carrot) than my tattoo.
posted by heyho at 9:00 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Count me as a despiser of animated GIFs. Now get off my lawn!
posted by MasonDixon at 9:02 AM on November 9, 2009


I'll be trolling 4chan for teh finest gifs....
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:31 AM on November 9, 2009


I fully support this idea.
posted by dirtdirt


I only support dirtdirt if I can get a skateboard with that animated gif. Or maybe the trucker cap.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:35 AM on November 9, 2009


Mine
posted by Lynsey at 10:20 AM on November 9, 2009


I would like violent pizza.
posted by carsonb at 10:56 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


This will not end well.
posted by JaredSeth at 11:19 AM on November 9, 2009


Perhaps inline images can also be allowed in comments. Has that ever been considered?
posted by brain_drain at 11:19 AM on November 9, 2009


.gif? Fuck that noise. The wave of the future is .mng!
posted by box at 11:27 AM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


This would be mine. I just luvs it.
posted by iconomy at 11:30 AM on November 9, 2009 [5 favorites]


Yeah, taz, can you please explain what's happening in your gif? Devoid of context, gotta say it's kinda disturbing.
posted by jbickers at 11:52 AM on November 9, 2009


It's possible to analyze uploaded images and only allow _non_ animated GIFs. Also, GIFs compress much better than JPGs for certain images.
posted by amtho at 12:06 PM on November 9, 2009


Yeah, taz, can you please explain what's happening in your gif? Devoid of context, gotta say it's kinda disturbing.

Isn't it obvious? It's taz's unique interpretation of the eternal struggle between parent and child.
posted by iconomy at 12:12 PM on November 9, 2009


Disturbing!
posted by taz at 12:51 PM on November 9, 2009


Flunkie: "Dibs"
O_O



The link you are trying to view was blocked.
Category: Illegal or Questionable



Wow must be good!
posted by Big_B at 12:57 PM on November 9, 2009


Did I give you the idea, taz?
posted by Kattullus at 1:31 PM on November 9, 2009


ya know, 40 or so posts upthread I thought this was a great idea, now I've changed my mind
posted by rakish_yet_centered at 1:32 PM on November 9, 2009


You give me all sorts of ideas, katallus. *winks*

I think we could be gif friends.
posted by taz at 2:32 PM on November 9, 2009


Love this idea, taz.

Hmmm, so many choices ... the silly? The surreal? The arty? The pedantic?
posted by madamjujujive at 2:56 PM on November 9, 2009


Hmmm.. Or, the disturbing, the kitten coke ...aw, lets just headbang and dance off to see the wizard already.
posted by dabitch at 3:24 PM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Just please, no Shatner. Especially no Shatner LOL cat shit. Just no.
posted by taz at 4:49 PM on November 9, 2009


.gif? Fuck that noise. The wave of the future is .mng!

I think the cool nerds are using APNG now (native support in firefox & opera), but MNG does have plugin support for all but Chrome.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:17 PM on November 9, 2009


taz: I think we could be gif friends.

That took me a second to get. Very clever!
posted by Kattullus at 6:36 PM on November 9, 2009


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