The original image was always animated, it's just that for some reason whenever I uploaded it to the forum from my pc the pic wasn't animated, it wasn't just uploading my image and using it, it was making a non-animated JPG of it and using that.spent 5-10 mins making mine, then spent 20 mins trying to figure out why it wouldnt animate after i uploaded it before eventually giving up and uploading it to my photobucket and using the URLLet me get this straight. You saved the image to your computer, then had to upload it to photobucket and it was re-animated there? I guess I can give it a shot, but I don't like uploading an image that someone else has already technically uploaded. :/
(I noticed it did the same thing with Ashenor's Kali pic despite the original pic being animted)
So I tried just having a url link to the image rather than uploading it through the forum, so now it just grabs the image rather than making it's own version.
Basically I was just using a source other than the forum, eg the pics posted in this thread are on tinypic.
Although I checked peoples animated profile pics and plenty of them are hosted on the forums rather than some third party site so I guess my pic must've been a pixel or two over-sized and the forum was making it's own correctly sized version?