Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0
General thread responses. Sadly, some people are insistent on posting silly animated GIFs, and it is time-consuming to report them.
Uhhh.. I was referring to avatars. They're allowed in general thread responses. I personally find responses containing ONLY an animated "response/reaction gif" pretty spammy. If this is habitual and not for one-off entertainment purposes, the user will most likely find themselves with a profile infraction. There are many cases where an animated gif can be useful, but as is usual on the web, mostly gifs are abused for silly purposes.