Express yourself with GIFs

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,981) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    GIFs have been around since 1987. They grab our attention, our brains can process them faster than plain text, and they're now widely considered an integral part of our online language. And, when used correctly, they can be fun and bring life to discussions.

    We've had a long-standing no GIFs rule, but it's almost 2020.

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    How to embed a GIF in your post:
    I personally prefer GIPHY, but other GIF resources should work.
    1. Head to: https://giphy.com
    2. Find your GIF.
    3. Copy the direct link to the GIF vs. the URL in your address bar.
    4. On BA, select the "Image" icon in the text editor, drop in the link, and insert.
    I highly recommend that you preview your post before posting to ensure that the GIF is embedded properly. Otherwise you have a 15 minute window to edit your post if the embed breaks and you can always report broken embeds for removal.

    See our Terms and Rules for use, but basically we ask that you:
    1. Don't overuse them.
    2. Don't post GIFs that break our terms and rules. Doing so will result in your post being removed, quoted replies to your post being removed, and possible banning of your account.
    We hope to add direct support for GIPHY once we upgrade our forums, which will make embedding GIFs very easy. Until then...

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    Cheers! :beers:

    Todd
     
  2. Jason

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  3. johnyb

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  4. Shanex

    Shanex Meyvn (1,373) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Awww...

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  5. jesskidden

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  6. officerbill

    officerbill Disciple (347) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    FYI, if you're mobile you need to request the desktop site for the direct link options
     
  7. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,981) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yeah. Noticed that the app links a very different and don't embed.
     
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  11. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,587) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    *secretly I enjoy gifs*
     
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    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,225) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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  14. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Why can't I figure this out yet I'm one of the handful that can figure out how to embed photos on here. I think I'm screwing up somewhere about here...

    On an Android phone. Please help. Then make fun of me via a gif. Please and thank you.
     
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  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,286) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  16. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,981) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  18. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,697) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    This makes me happy.

    Correct use?

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  19. AllOfTheCats

    AllOfTheCats Aspirant (220) Mar 27, 2018 California
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  21. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,648) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That this thread would be filled with reaction GIFs?
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    (unfortunately that one doesn't come in a GIF- but it should! :wink:)

    Great decision! Now hopefully we can all avoid overdoing it :grin:.
     
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  22. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,872) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    He said gifs not selfies!
     
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  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,850) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    The peanut butter? It was the only kind my mom let me eat.
    (Oh, no, that was gum. Confusing it with those "Choosy Moms....").

    What. I'm moving in the pic - slight back 'n' forth of my head, some finger movement. Just gotta watch for a while (sure, not this instant gratification this younger generation demands...complete with captions in some cases. :astonished: But I thought a picture was worth... ah, fuck it. :grin:).
     
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    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,280) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    And, here we go!
     
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    This might actually be it for me. Last straw.
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,981) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  36. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,981) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Welcome back. :kissing_heart:
     
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  37. Overlord

    Overlord Poo-Bah (1,975) Jun 28, 2007 California

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    Hello there!
     
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