Submitted: 7/3/2014 14:15:04
Request: I had an idea: automatic gfycat conversion for animated gifs.
If you're not familiar, gfycat is a website that converts gifs to compressed video, which is generally at least 4x smaller, resulting in faster load times and less server bandwidth.
I'm not sure how the img tag works internally, but if you could just check the extension and, if it's a .gif, pass it to "gfycat.com/fetch/" no other steps would be necessary.
Just a thought. Thanks for all your work on the forums!