Can we get gif insertion

Discussion in 'Ask the White Tower' started by Drake O' Neeus, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Drake O' Neeus

    Drake O' Neeus Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    Gifs are a new language of the people, being able to easily insert them into posts would greatly enhance not only my life, but the lives of those all over the boards.
     
  2. Drake O' Neeus

    Drake O' Neeus Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    And before I get info on why it doesn't currently whatever whatever,

    It's a legitimate means of communication that people use right now, do we as a community want to be further left behind ?
     
  3. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    +1 to this, as a GIF user. Standard emoji insertion would also be fantastic.
     
  4. Leese Sulan

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    Also in favour of this! Was just chatting last night with another member about how important gifs are to us for expression.
     
  5. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Markdown emoji formatting would be good, and it seems pretty standard + similar to what we have now, just with the full unicode emojis.


    (I would love it if everything was markdown formatted :look)
     
  6. Barmacral Tigana

    Barmacral Tigana Gaidin Master of the Watch

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    FYI there is an option for GIFs that I've found and we are taking a look into.
     
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    Jocasta Braithe Novice Forum Moderator Game Master

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  8. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    Yay!!!
     
  9. Kelgan al'Moranwin

    Kelgan al'Moranwin Aes Sedai

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    Out of curiosity, how would this be different from the present method?
     
  10. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy That Guy Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Game Master

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    One way would be including a button that searches a gif database like giphy so you don't have to manually go find it. It's more mobile user friendly than copy/pasting a link via the insert image button.
     
  11. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    Kinda like what you have on discord on mobile, and what I have when texting (I have a Samsung idk if everyone has the same options) but it would make it a lot easier to find and post gifs, right now on mobile it's a process lol
     
  12. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    It's definitely a process. :lol And for gif tradition Brown threads like birthdays and raisings, it is sad when no one can go get gifs on their mobile. :cry
     
  13. Stasia t'Andrei

    Stasia t'Andrei Just Your Average Sith Lord Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Marketing Project Manager

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    I use the GIPHY app and can post gifs here on mobile (copy gif link instead of copy gif and imbed as an image, for anyone who wants to do the same), but having a solution imbedded on the boards would save a few clicks which is always appreciated. ^^

    Edit: I have the GIPHY app on iphone, apparently the Android one is different, so ymmv :look
     
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  14. James Blackwell

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    This forum as changed alot in the 10 years I've been away. Just seeing the idea of easy GIF access makes my head spin. I'm all for it! I feel like Rip Van Winkle around here. :lol:lol
     
  15. Faeril Munlear

    Faeril Munlear Knight of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Head of the Green Ajah

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    Oh, that option would be cool! I've gotten use to hunting down gifs, but I'd be down for something to make it easier.
     
  16. Kenith Sna'aps

    Kenith Sna'aps Novice

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    My mobile keyboard has a gif button that I use. I just click the link and paste it in. [​IMG]

    Maybe I'm doing it the hard way that's been explained and the simpler solution is the query at hand?

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  17. Arella Mathara

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    I think it depends on your phone etc. No matter what apps I try I am unable to post gifs or pictures
     
  18. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    My phone says can't enter that content here, sad :(
     
  19. Kenith Sna'aps

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    To clarify, I open the gif in a new tab/browser window and copy the link to that tab (the gif source url). Then I paste that url into the image link button pop-up window that appears when I click on the button just to the right of the smiley face above the reply box.

    Maybe that method could work for some other phones?
     
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    Oh yay, that actually did work?! :yay