Animated GIF files not working.

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  1. Grace'sDad

    Grace'sDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that lately when I upload an animated gif file and add it to a message on the fourm there is no action. I wondered if anyone else has noticed this.

    The older files I have uploaded are still animated when added to a new message so has something changed in the way I should upload animated gif files?

    Could it be that I have to many images uploaded? I have around three pages.

    Older downloaded file:
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    Newer downloaded file:
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    Both images are animated gif files and work properly on my local station, just not when posted in a message.

    Anyone else having a problem like this?
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Grace'sDad :

    I noticed that lately when I upload an animated gif file and add it to a message on the fourm there is no action. I wondered if anyone else has noticed this.

    The older files I have uploaded are still animated when added to a new message so has something changed in the way I should upload animated gif files?

    Could it be that I have to many images uploaded? I have around three pages.

    Older downloaded file:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30285_farm_8.gif

    Newer downloaded file:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30285_toast.gif

    Both images are animated gif files and work properly on my local station, just not when posted in a message.

    Anyone else having a problem like this?

    Rather than uploading animated gifs, you can save yourself the image space and just post the original url of it in image markers instead of link markers. Put it between these two, only use a regular bracket at the beginning instead of the fancy one (I had to do that to get it to show up right so you could see it):

    {img] and {/img]

    so if the link to the animated gif was blahblahblah.com/animated.gif you would post it just like this: {img]blahblahblah.com/animated.gif{/img]
     
  3. Grace'sDad

    Grace'sDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. That works great.
    Never to late to teach an old dog new tricks.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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