Readers don't like videos that play automatically. It is really very annoying to open a page and immediately have something with sound playing. The problem with allowing animated gifs in hubs is that people would load their hubs with stuff like this
It's the same reason why HP doesn't allow text colors or more html options. Some people have no sense of moderation, so we have to limit the options for everyone.
Oh boy I didn't meant that sort of gifs ..... all I wanted to use were animated gifs to demonstrate certain steps with more clarity in tutorials where you could follow a cursor executing some button or stuff like that. These type of gifs should be permitted.
Someone suggested some time ago that we have gifs here at HP and I didn't like the idea back then because it can make articles look a little silly if used the wrong way. Then I started seeing very good articles on the Net that made use of gifs in an effective way like this one for instance http://io9.com/this-animated-data-visua … socialflow
But I agree with calculus, most people are not going to use gifs in an effective way.
I have seen somewhere in the net very interesting, unique and fascinating banner appropriate for use in hubs or blogs. To me they can easily capture interest of people because they blink, glitter, light-out and...
Hey Hubbers,I just tried to import http://planetsmiles.net animated gif file and was told that it's not allowed?http://planetsmilies.net/party...: Sorry, we do not accept animated .gif files.Since when did this start?