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zozzie2
Scratcher
1 post

Animated Thumbnails

Greetings, Scratchers!

Recently I have noticed animated thumbnails on various projects throughout the site.
How does one apply animated thumbnails?
When were they implemented?
I have so many questions…

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Zro716
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

see this http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/36686292/

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cheddargirl
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

Just going to throw a bit of a warning out there: using an animated thumbnail can result in your project being marked as NFE because animated project thumbnails can make the front page laggy.

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Zro716
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

cheddargirl wrote:

Just going to throw a bit of a warning out there: using an animated thumbnail can result in your project being marked as NFE because animated project thumbnails can make the front page laggy.
wait, the ST actually (mis)uses “Not For Everyone” like that? That's like labeling 2% milk as skim milk.

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Sonickyle
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

Zro716 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

Just going to throw a bit of a warning out there: using an animated thumbnail can result in your project being marked as NFE because animated project thumbnails can make the front page laggy.
wait, the ST actually (mis)uses “Not For Everyone” like that? That's like labeling 2% milk as skim milk.
At least it's used for a good purpose. GIFs can send the CPU usage sky high.

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cheddargirl
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

Sonickyle wrote:

Zro716 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

Just going to throw a bit of a warning out there: using an animated thumbnail can result in your project being marked as NFE because animated project thumbnails can make the front page laggy.
wait, the ST actually (mis)uses “Not For Everyone” like that? That's like labeling 2% milk as skim milk.
At least it's used for a good purpose. GIFs can send the CPU usage sky high.
^Yep, summarizes my previous post nicely. We don't want a laggy front page.

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JeeJeeHogMole724
Scratcher
52 posts

Animated Thumbnails

cheddargirl wrote:

Sonickyle wrote:

Zro716 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

Just going to throw a bit of a warning out there: using an animated thumbnail can result in your project being marked as NFE because animated project thumbnails can make the front page laggy.
wait, the ST actually (mis)uses “Not For Everyone” like that? That's like labeling 2% milk as skim milk.
At least it's used for a good purpose. GIFs can send the CPU usage sky high.
^Yep, summarizes my previous post nicely. We don't want a laggy front page.
If that's true, why can studios with animated thumbnails be on the front page?

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Blank1234
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500+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

JeeJeeHogMole724 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

Sonickyle wrote:

Zro716 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

Just going to throw a bit of a warning out there: using an animated thumbnail can result in your project being marked as NFE because animated project thumbnails can make the front page laggy.
wait, the ST actually (mis)uses “Not For Everyone” like that? That's like labeling 2% milk as skim milk.
At least it's used for a good purpose. GIFs can send the CPU usage sky high.
^Yep, summarizes my previous post nicely. We don't want a laggy front page.
If that's true, why can studios with animated thumbnails be on the front page?
there are exactly 5 studios on the front page.There are 40 projects

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InfiniteSingularity
Scratcher
15 posts

Animated Thumbnails

Hmmm… But ST member @[Removed - please don't gossip and that user is not an ST member] used to use animated thumbnails a lot.

Last edited by Harakou (Jan. 3, 2016 02:54:23)

3sal2
Scratcher
100+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

My concern is that the ability to make animated thumbnails is very likely a bug.

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IronBit_Studios
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

3sal2 wrote:

My concern is that the ability to make animated thumbnails is very likely a bug.
Nope, it's a hack >
jk but don't necropost

Harakou
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Animated Thumbnails

IronBit_Studios wrote:

3sal2 wrote:

My concern is that the ability to make animated thumbnails is very likely a bug.
Nope, it's a hack >
jk but don't necropost
It actually is a bug, which is partially why we were NFE'ing projects that had it. We wouldn't deliberately implement something that would make the site unusable for our users with weaker computers. If you exploited the bug to get an animated thumbnail, well… be glad we only NFE'd it.

Anyway, closing this since the question is quite old and I think resolved. How to do this isn't information we want to spread around anyway.

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