I generally dislike them, but there are a few that I've liked. However, they all get old eventually. I'm not particulairly keen on the GIF format regardless of whether or not they are animated anyway. The all-or-nothing approach to opacity/transparency makes the feature almost completely useless, and loading animated GIFs from a server that's under heavy load makes them ugly and annoying.
That's just my opinion, though. You'll no doubt find plenty of people that think that the GIF format is better than sex.
You still on 666? I thought you would have posted somewhere else before now.
Nope. As documented elsewhere in the Coffee Lounge, for whatever reason, Sunny G has decided that keeping his* post count at 666 is more important to him than actually contributing to the community in any of the "real" sub-forums. I think the admins should include Coffee Lounge posts in the post totals -- at least for a few weeks -- just to really p1$$ him off.
* Sorry, I can't recall off the top of my head if you are male or female, so if the latter, just do a mental search/replace on my pronouns.
"Please give us a simple answer, so that we don't have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don't fit the way we want the world to be."
~ Terry Pratchett in Nation
I think they are usually like a mirror pendant in a car....a distraction!
That said they are still a case of what you do and how you do it.
One place I do have a large animated gif for an avatar is on an aircraft forum I'm with.
If you don't have one there you'll be left behind! I'm called Seawitch there too and above is my avatar for that place alone..