This is a subtoot, because I can’t reply to the original toot without getting a headache, but it also works as a PSA:
Do not post blinking gifs without marking them as sensitive media and hiding them behind a suitable CW (e.g. “stroboscopic”, “blinking lights” or “seizure warning”).
Why people even keep making them still baffles me.
@miramarco You can disable animations under user settings in Mastodon.
I've written a default CSS rule to only display gifs on mouse hover for desktop browsers. It is that bad.
@miramarco Settingnis Prefeerences> Auto-play animated GIFs
@miramarco I usually go with "flashing gif" would that warn you off?
@viTekiM It sounds clear enough to me
@miramarco Thanks! I'll stick with it.
@viTekiM One thing: I have never had epileptic episodes, so people who have may be used to specific CWs I am not aware of
@miramarco Or "do not post blinking gifs"
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