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This thread was archived on 15 January 2010 by Calebchiam.

I don't know if something was changed on the Wikia or RSW, but thumbnail animations won't play for me anymore. All animations in a frame (not thumb) work properly. Anyone know a possible solution?

Btw, tested on Opera 10, Firefox 3 and IE8. dictature 12:27, September 21, 2009 (UTC)

EDIT: Maybe I should include an example: Dragon pickaxe#Special Attack dictature 12:28, September 21, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - No clue, the same thing happened to me. I've formatted the page a bit though, so the animation should now function normally. C.ChiamTalk 12:35, September 21, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - Are you sure it isn't your connection speed?, in other internet cafés I've had problems with animations due to the rather lacklustre connection speed. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 13:17, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

It's nothing to do with internet speed. The files are single frame (not animated) gif thumbnails. --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 15:07, September 24, 2009 (UTC)
Ah, right. Slight misunderstanding there. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 13:28, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - This could easily be a computer not loading the file. It happens from time to time. Zaros symbol.pngChaos Monk Talk SignCoins 250.png 23:02, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - I am having the same problem. When the .gif animations are not in a frame (thumb), they do not animate. When they are, they are fine. Chicken7 >talk 09:10, September 27, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - Actually, it has nothing to do with computers, browsers, loading, or the connection. Animations do not work only if they are reduced in size. Animations seem to work if they are increased in size. When an image is reduced in size or thumbnailed, the animation loses all its frames, and only the first(?) frame is resized and displayed.

Some examples:

Type Animation Works?
Normal
[no parameters]
center Yes
Thumb
[|thumb]
center|thumb NO
Smaller
[|150px]
center|150px NO
Bigger
[|350x]
center|350px Yes
Border
[|border]
center|border Yes
Frame
[|frame]
center|frame Yes

I don't know why this "bug" occurs, but it may be due to an update by Wikia. Simply remove the "|thumb" or any parameter which reduces the image size, and the animation should play as usual.   az talk   10:37, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - I've reported the issue to Wikia. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 17:15, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Strange... Filing tickets with techs. --Uberfuzzy<staff /> 09:26, December 7, 2009 (UTC)

Closed - No discussion has been going on for more than a month now, and Wikia staff now know about it, so closing. C.ChiamTalk 14:12, January 15, 2010 (UTC)