Profile Enhancement and GIF Support

Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
On one hand animated GIF have been used on this forum previously, it just got a bit more convenient now. On the other I'd say written words tend to contain much more explosive potential than GIF, while the moderating staff on this forum is doing an awesome job as of yet.
I meant to say more robust moderation. Sorry for that lapse on my part. Thanks for all you guys do.
 

cbphoto

Diamond Member

GretschedHive

Gold Member
Jason Sudeikis Yes GIF by Apple TV
 

iCe

Silver Member
Dear forum,

I've added two new features to the forum lately:

Profile Enhancement​

You know those threads, we do have a bazillion of them:

Random user #1: Please recommend a good ride cymbal
Random user #2: 20" Zildjian Ping Ride - most awesome cymbal out there!
Random user #3: My 2002 Paiste 22" Classic Power Ride never let me down!
Random user #4: Paiste 22" Rude Power Ride "The Reign" blows everything else out of the water!
Random user #2 Haha Paiste sounds like crap!
Random user #5 It's not the cymbal, it's the drummer!
Random user #6 🤪
Random user #3: Wait - what are you looking for exactly?
Random user #1: I'm playing smooth jazz in silent clubs
Everyone:

Awkward Episode 2 GIF by The Office


One of the major problems with this I detected is that there's no context available. What does the thread starter play/prefer/own? And what about the members giving recommendations? So I came up with a possible solution: There's new custom member fields in your personal profile:
  • Genres (Pop, Rock, Jazz, ...)
  • Setup (1up/2down, ...)
  • Drum tuning (JAW, max. body, jazzy, ...)
  • Snare tuning (JAW, medium tight, ...)
  • Cymbals (dark, bright, fast, ...)
  • Professions (drums, teaching, audio engineering, ...)
I then added this information to the member pop-ups appearing when one hovers over any members name, e.g. the one to the left in each posting. This way you'll get immediate context to a members comment. So I hope to encourage you guys to fill out these new profile fields to help others in classifying your opinions better. This is how it appears:

View attachment 118024

Next one is...

GIF Support​

I guess no one noticed that I'm kind of addicted to animated GIF by now.

Uh Huh Reaction GIF


So I added GIF support to our text editor here:

View attachment 118025

Aaaaand - go!

Let me reply with my favorite gif ever:

Proud Of You Reaction GIF
 
Unfortunately not. Those animations are just images containing multiple frames, not videos being able to be played/paused/stopped.
Thanks for looking into it. I may have found a workaround, though. I use Firefox and you can go to about:config and set image.animation_mode to "none". I hope this doesn't mean that the gif still gets downloaded and just doesn't get played. Sorry for being a killjoy, but if every thread requires downloading 20 MB of gifs, that would make me stop using DW on my phone. :)
 

GetAgrippa

Diamond Member
Hey I enhanced my Agrippa profile. I got busted for slapping Marc Anthony-the wimp deserved it. He made fun of Attica and Claudia so I had to b slap him. It was my pleb upbringing we don't take crap from no one-even Marc and Cleo-both can bite me the arrogant snobs.

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wraub

Gold Member
Personally speaking I generally dislike memes and gifs, but I appreciate the work involved making it a forum thing. Thanks, SG. :)
 

SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
Dear forum,

I've added two new features to the forum lately:

Profile Enhancement​

You know those threads, we do have a bazillion of them:

Random user #1: Please recommend a good ride cymbal
Random user #2: 20" Zildjian Ping Ride - most awesome cymbal out there!
Random user #3: My 2002 Paiste 22" Classic Power Ride never let me down!
Random user #4: Paiste 22" Rude Power Ride "The Reign" blows everything else out of the water!
Random user #2 Haha Paiste sounds like crap!
Random user #5 It's not the cymbal, it's the drummer!
Random user #6 🤪
Random user #3: Wait - what are you looking for exactly?
Random user #1: I'm playing smooth jazz in silent clubs
Everyone:

Awkward Episode 2 GIF by The Office


One of the major problems with this I detected is that there's no context available. What does the thread starter play/prefer/own? And what about the members giving recommendations? So I came up with a possible solution: There's new custom member fields in your personal profile:
  • Genres (Pop, Rock, Jazz, ...)
  • Setup (1up/2down, ...)
  • Drum tuning (JAW, max. body, jazzy, ...)
  • Snare tuning (JAW, medium tight, ...)
  • Cymbals (dark, bright, fast, ...)
  • Professions (drums, teaching, audio engineering, ...)
I then added this information to the member pop-ups appearing when one hovers over any members name, e.g. the one to the left in each posting. This way you'll get immediate context to a members comment. So I hope to encourage you guys to fill out these new profile fields to help others in classifying your opinions better. This is how it appears:

View attachment 118024

Next one is...

GIF Support​

I guess no one noticed that I'm kind of addicted to animated GIF by now.

Uh Huh Reaction GIF


So I added GIF support to our text editor here:

View attachment 118025

Aaaaand - go!
 
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SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
Hey I enhanced my Agrippa profile. I got busted for slapping Marc Anthony-the wimp deserved it. He made fun of Attica and Claudia so I had to b slap him. It was my pleb upbringing we don't take crap from no one-even Marc and Cleo-both can bite me the arrogant snobs.

View attachment 118150
I didn't realize that you, @GetAgrippa were the maternal grandfather of Caligula and the maternal great-grandfather of the Emperor Nero. Now I understand the reflective expression.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
When I tried to do the gif thing, I got:

Oops! We ran into some problems.
GIPHY integration is not currently available. Please try again later.
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
When I tried to do the gif thing, I got:

Oops! We ran into some problems.
GIPHY integration is not currently available. Please try again later.

Please see your PM's.
 

GetAgrippa

Diamond Member
I’m seeing ads today- people not supporting site or is this just me?
 
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