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Any reason why the avatar upload accepts "some" gif and not others? Was trying to put up the DW2 gif but no luck. Times out with an error
The most common reason is the size and the weight.

Collapse with a GIF editor.

Until 500KB and until to 400 * 400 pixels, look good.

Load into your profile and wait for the next day because the cache on the server is very slow.

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A post that has been written but hasn't been posted yet can be cancelled by deleting the content in the reply text box. If needed you can use the floppy disk button above the text box to delete any drafts, in case a draft is saved automatically.
 
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The most common reason is the size and the weight.

Collapse with a GIF editor.

Until 500KB and until to 400 * 400 pixels, look good.

Load into your profile and wait for the next day because the cache on the server is very slow.

:)
thanks for the info.
The DW2 small gif is only 233KB and its 100px x 100px.
250 frames

so that should work? or do i delete some frames?

OK I optimized it down to 165KB still 100x100 but now just 104 frames.
Still get this:
Oops! We ran into some problems.
Oops! We ran into some problems. Please try again later. More error details may be in the browser console.


Patrick what are the specs of yours that you obviously got to upload?
 
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thanks for the info.
The DW2 small gif is only 233KB and its 100px x 100px.
250 frames

so that should work? or do i delete some frames?

OK I optimized it down to 165KB still 100x100 but now just 104 frames.
Still get this:
Oops! We ran into some problems.
Oops! We ran into some problems. Please try again later. More error details may be in the browser console.


Patrick what are the specs of yours that you obviously got to upload?
You are well beyond the number of frames, it seems. I think Cmdr Para Handy also had that kind of problem. The number of frames is limited in a GIF.

Cmdr Para Handy said in this thread : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/how-do-i-change-my-avatar.507725/

"My 4 frame animated gif seems to work OK. I tried a 5 frame one and it still has not showed up, maybe the file size was too big so I am going to rework it and try again.

The main thing is that it doesn't appear to have accepted your "browsed-to" file but then after a rally (REALLY) long time the gif miraculously manifests.

EDIT: Sure enough, as soon as I mention it here the 5-frame one materialises. So that is about 500Kb, 5 frames, 400x400, mixed colour palettes, 6 sec delay, not "optimized" and took nearly a day to appear on here.

SECOND EDIT - Now the 5-frame one has vanished again and it is back to the 4-frame one. Maybe it will settle down soon. This board seems to like messing about."
 
You are well beyond the number of frames, it seems. I think Cmdr Para Handy also had that kind of problem. The number of frames is limited in a GIF.

..condensed for brevity...

SECOND EDIT - Now the 5-frame one has vanished again and it is back to the 4-frame one. Maybe it will settle down soon. This board seems to like messing about."
Thanks for this info. So this IS a new limitation of the new forums. A lot of us DW2-ers had these gif avatars on the old ones and no one tweaked the files. Guess I'll go back to the un-animated avatar. Appreciate your info sir!
 
Thanks for this info. So this IS a new limitation of the new forums. A lot of us DW2-ers had these gif avatars on the old ones and no one tweaked the files. Guess I'll go back to the un-animated avatar. Appreciate your info sir!
My pleasure of course.

Maybe you can start a conversation with Cmdr Para Handy for more details regarding the number of the frames in a GIF ?

:)
 
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