Every animated GIF on Wikipedia

Joël Franusic writes:

I found every animated GIF on Wikipedia... then made a site where you can browse them, one-by-one.

Thought you'd enjoy it?

Yes. Yes I do.

There seem to be an inordinate number of animations of calligraphy, and amateurishly-waving national flags.

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13 Responses:

  1. NelC says:

    Stroke order is important in Hanzi and Kanji, since they affect the shape of the strokes, and there are rather a lot of characters, so, yeah, there should be a lot of calligraphic GIFs.

    • The Actor Kevin Eldon says:

      Should there really though? The fact that stroke order is important is a relevant fact, but surely such info is best left to sites and sources that deal with the particular subject in detail? Some Wikipedia pages are hard to approach as a layman looking for an overview of a subject because they dive too quickly into technical information.

      • NelC says:

        That's a point, which I won't dispute. But if they're going to do it, there's going to be a lot of them.

      • m0tive says:

        I suspect those gifs are all in fact from wiktionary pages like this, which seems a reasonable place to talk about stroke order.

  2. Rich says:

    And yet my animated GIF of Jet Set Willy was banned from the JSW article because it crashed someone's Safari ... boo hoo.


  3. Celestial M Weasel says:

    My favourite so far is the sparkling donut - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sparkling_Donut.gif

  4. ardgedee says:

    Only way this site could be improved is by creating a Wikipedia entry for Blingee.

  5. Ben says:

    Here's the worst one I've seen so far: http://www.wikigifs.org/#Analog.gif