I should have said something sooner, but now that it's something I can't fix myself, I'm here asking for help. I'm having two issues that end up being one in the same. The first one is, my GIF avatar. When I use the [Specify avatar by URL] option from my computer, the gif doesn't loop. I checked and rechecked that the images were saved as a gif file. But as the stationary avatar in my side panel shows, it doesn't work.
I could pull the url from the Wiki, BUT since January of 2013 there have been issues with my URLs not taking. Which is why I have been using the [Upload an avatar] option this whole time. The board will seemingly accept it, saying [Your profile has been updated successfully.], but the avatar will still be the one it previously was. No change at all. So, therein lies my problem of using my Wiki URL link for this GIF.
I remember reading that the sizes of the avatars are a factor. I also remember that the size values changed over the years and is now 150x200. As a rule of thumb, no matter if the width of any avatar is under 150, I still always resize the height to 200. What can an avi addict do? Anything would be much appreciated.