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Nebster173
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:56 am 
 

So what are they? I know of two so far, Blind Guardian and October 31.
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/October_31/453#

What else is there? Does it really make a difference? ...etc.

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:58 am 
 

What do you mean by, does it make a difference?
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GuntherTheUndying
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:07 am 
 

Yeah, the logos for Blind Guardian and October 31 are animated. Look closely.
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:01 pm 
 

This random band "Kopecky" I noticed last night, what a coincidence you made this thread today...

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Kopecky/14737
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:10 pm 
 

Haha I was also thinking this last night funny enough. I am certain Helloween's logo used to be, has it been updated recently? I think it is a nice touch to a bands page when the logos are 'animated' like this. Will be interesting to see how mwny turn up on this thread.

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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:41 pm 
 

It somehow fits really well to power metal bands, especially the ones that have been around since the 90's. Livens things up I guess.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:49 pm 
 

It's real bad and makes pages look like Angelfire/Geocities sites from the dawn of time. I don't think it should be allowed.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:47 pm 
 

Yeah, I think these gifs mess with the clean and spartan looks of the site. I don't like 'em.
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SadisticGratification
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:56 pm 
 

Crick wrote:
It's real bad and makes pages look like Angelfire/Geocities sites from the dawn of time. I don't think it should be allowed.

Did somebody say spacejam?

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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:04 pm 
 

I'm with Crick and Henkkjelle. These gifs are greatly out of place.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:06 pm 
 

Man, y'all are no fun. I've always thought they were pretty cool...

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MutantClannfear
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:19 pm 
 

They worked pretty well visually with the old website design, at least...

:oh shit:
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sourlows
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:00 pm 
 

SadisticGratification wrote:
Crick wrote:
It's real bad and makes pages look like Angelfire/Geocities sites from the dawn of time. I don't think it should be allowed.

Did somebody say spacejam?

Holy balls that is some cutting edge HTML, straight out of my childhood. I wonder if Warner Bros even remembers they are hosting that website...
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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:19 pm 
 

MutantClannfear wrote:
They worked pretty well visually with the old website design, at least...

:oh shit:

Ah, how I miss this.
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Nebster173
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:21 pm 
 

Crick wrote:
It's real bad and makes pages look like Angelfire/Geocities sites from the dawn of time. I don't think it should be allowed.


This place still looks old. I think that's part of its appeal.

I don't think these logos would look good in a lot of other places, but it works well here with the general old fashioned design of the website.

I'd object to this if it were more common, but it's not.

So 3 so far. I recall coming across a couple more than I've mentioned, but I don't remember them.

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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:51 pm 
 

Gif logos are a rare and special thing. They should be reserved only for truly exceptional and rare and special and important bands, bands like Blind Guardian and... Blind Guardian. This should be in the rules.
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WaywardSon
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:26 pm 
 

Can't believe someone actually went and changed them. :lol: I don't care if they're there or not, but I'm not sure how a static version of the GIF is really all that better.
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MortalScum
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:04 am 
 

CF_Mono wrote:
MutantClannfear wrote:
They worked pretty well visually with the old website design, at least...

:oh shit:

Ah, how I miss this.


Now that's something I haven't seen in a while haha
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:33 am 
 

I've completely forgot how the site used to look like. My first reaction was nostalgy, but the site looks far better these days.
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Terri23
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:35 am 
 

WaywardSon wrote:
Can't believe someone actually went and changed them. :lol: I don't care if they're there or not, but I'm not sure how a static version of the GIF is really all that better.


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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:29 pm 
 

The Blind Guardian one was a bit old anyway, I merely uploaded the current logo. ;)

Kong had a GIF logo with a circle inside the O going round and round or something similar. Annoying. I also remember an even worse one for an Austrian death metal band, but I can't recall the name. Might have been replaced since then.

Anyway, these instances are extremely rare and kind of a remnant from an older era, I suppose. Bottomline, we don't want animated pictures of any kind on the main site, that's pretty much it. Sure, they kill no kittens nor cause any observers to spontaneously combust, but personally, I think they are just corny at best and distracting at worst.
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droneriot
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:53 pm 
 

Does Tarantula Hawk still have an animated logo? Too lazy to look it up.
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Nebster173
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:20 pm 
 

:(

Did you remove them all or just the ones posted in this thread?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:21 pm 
 

droneriot wrote:
Does Tarantula Hawk still have an animated logo? Too lazy to look it up.



Yes. And a really really shitty one to boot.
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