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Question Is there a way to turn off or hide gifs?

Octavia

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I know there used to be a way to turn off images, or maybe that was just banners, but I am wondering if there is an option to hide gifs that I have missed? Sometimes I do want to see them but my little demented brain can't handle a wall of them. Thanks in advance :)
 

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Fair enough :) It is a personal brain problem, I can't even scroll on netflix without getting double vision lol.
 

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I have never checked but you would think that someone should have made an addon for that by now.

Without having looked at it so does it feel pretty straightforward to add an option to not embed images and just show the links instead.
Or even hide them the same way spoiler tags works perhaps.

Maybe something to do when time and inspiration allows. :)

/SK
 

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Only if people stop using gifs instead of words.
Wasn't there like a rule about it? That a post couldn't just be an image or had to be a sentence or something? Couldn't be just one or two words? or am I thinking of somewhere else.
 

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Wasn't there like a rule about it? That a post couldn't just be an image or had to be a sentence or something? Couldn't be just one or two words?
I thought it was mentioned as a rule here at one stage, but it would be bloody hard to enforce now since so many do it. I blame tumblr :p
 

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I know we’ve talked about it. And asked people not to post just gifs. It’s actually why I had to turn off attachments, because people were filling the server up with OT gifs and memes.

I do have an idea about it to run by the rest of the staff.
 
Octavia
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Airam
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Wow posting just gifs ans memes seems like a new generation thing and makes me feel old. Back in our day we hashed it out with many words 😏
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Wasn't there like a rule about it? That a post couldn't just be an image or had to be a sentence or something? Couldn't be just one or two words? or am I thinking of somewhere else.
As far as I know, posts consisting of only emoticons, a couple of words, or just gifs are/were considered spam. (Which is the main reason I created the 'random thread,' so people could just relax and share funny pics, gifs or random thoughts if they didn't feel like getting into long discussions)

I really like gifs. A lot. 😜
 
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Usually, the chatty room isn't very active...and it would be super boring just chatting with myself. I mean, I could try...but I don't see that working out very well. 😅

Correction: Recently it's been VERY busy and it's hard to keep up with at times.
 
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In the chatty box, you mean?

Edit: Oh, you're referring to the various threads I post in? Well, when there's not a lot of people around, I might post anyway. Eventually, someone shows up. *shrugs*

Where have all the people gone? 😔
 
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NileQT87

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Adblock Plus (Element Hider is useful for this) could be used to hide anything with .gif extension. It can even be site specific.

Thus, "buffy-boards.com##[src$=".gif"]" would be the Adblock code to hide any .gifs on this site and it can be turned off at any time.

For example, on this site, I have the chat with all the startling pinging sounds blocked.
 
nightshade
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You can turn that off on the board, just click the speaker icon thing

Octavia

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I really like gifs. A lot. 😜
I'm not trying to spoil your fun. It's just that they make me feel physically sick, like motion sick, and I am already cranky enough without that haha. I am not calling for a ban, just wanted to know if I missed the hide option in preferences :)

Thus, "buffy-boards.com##[src$=".gif"]" would be the Adblock code to hide any .gifs on this site and it can be turned off at any time.
Thanks for this! It's worked for some but not all of them, its better than nothing and I appreciate it :D I learned something new today!
 

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There is a 100% guaranteed way to stop all GIF's getting in your face, on a personal level. Adapt some fast finger work on the computers scroll feature. Helpful huh?
 
Octavia
Octavia
Scrolling gives me motion sickness too haha. The ad block suggested works quite well :)
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