It took me a little while to sort this one out... but obviously it can be done.
You just have to use an off-site link to make things work, rather than the typical upload from your computer method.
Here's how :
In your profile for the avatar there are 3 options.
1) Upload from your computer
2) Upload from a URL
3) Link to off site avatar. (an image that is hosted off the site meaning PhotoBucket, Imageshack, etc...)
4) Enter the link to you animated Gif in the link to offsite avatar box.
5) Click save.
Even when I'm 100% certain of a fight outcome, I'm only 75% sure... and of that, there's only a 50/50 shot that I'm right.
"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." - George Orwell
Too many people prefer the blue pill... me, I prefer the red pill. Belief Creates Its Own Reality
"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." - Isoroku Yamamoto
The problem confronting the world today is that the world is full of ideologues who are more concerned with promoting their ideology than dealing in the facts.
An uneducated populous will fall for anything - Dr. Benjamin Carson
Stick with me... and you'll be wearing horse turds as big as diamonds !