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    posting gifs

    Hey Matt, I'm having issues posting gifs into the forum? Uploading them from my laptop is turning them into jpegs and loading them from imgur isn't working - either as bbcode or as a link. Any ideas?

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    Hey Nobby! Just chiming in to say that I've got a change lined up that should give the forums GIF functionality. Apparently animated GIF's don't work in the vanilla version of this forum platform so I had to do a custom job to make it happen. I've got a whole slew of forum changes/fixes/additions that I'll be rolling out in the next 48 hours and animated GIF's is included in that patch. I'll make a follow up post here whenever it gets implemented.
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    Success! I'm going to try to put in a fix to address the GIF usability but in the meantime I figured out what was causing the issue: you need to make sure that the URL that you're placing between the IMG tags includes '.gif' at the end. For example:

    PHP Code:
    The below URL would not work:
    [
    IMG]http://imgur.com/pBZ0BPL[/IMG]

    But this URL would:
    [
    IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pBZ0BPL.gif[/IMG] 
    So if you're using Imgur, when you hit the 'Copy' button just be sure to add '.gif' to the end of the URL. Alternatively, if you hover over the image and select 'Get share links' from the drop down, you can then copy the BBCode text and that'll even include the IMG tags for you. So in a nutshell: you have to specify a filetype when using the IMG tags, same as you would when using an image link in HTML or any other kind of code.

    Hope that works! I might still try to look into making a GIF tag that doesn't require adding the '.gif' filetype at the end but for now you can at least start posting GIF's here in the community.
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    Working fine now Matt, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbybasspunk View Post
    Working fine now Matt, thank you!
    Sweet, glad to hear. And no problem!
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