PSA animated gifs cause issues for some folks, please use static images for avatars and put gifs under a CW
@animeirl as I understand it, it can be a problem for people with epilepsy
@hauntedlatte thank u!
@hauntedlatte I agree people should be considerate, but I also think a good solution is for people who might be endangered by such gifs to have their own setting they can flip to turn all gifs into "click to show".
@yogthos @hauntedlatte I wonder if there's a browser plugin that could do this for the desktop. (Obviously mobile apps would have to have their own implementation for that).
@hauntedlatte Like, technical issues? Or something else?
@cdllm it can be a problem for people with epilepsy
@hauntedlatte Ah makes sense. Ideally it'd be an option people could enable/disable on the client side.
@hauntedlatte It seems that animated GIF avatars are going away in the next update.
They'll only be animated on mouse hover : https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/1428
@alda Great idea, glad they found a compromise.
@andyAstruc Andy! Larry can come back!
@alda @matriarchetype Sadly I don't think Larry works in static. He needs to be free to shrug and squirm. I'll bench him for now. D.Va can get it.