Checked back a few years and didn't see anything on this topic.
Is there a .net user setting available to me that prevents animated avatars next to posts from animating, or keeps them from loading? A couple currently out there have been extremely annoying and distracting. Meanwhile, I'll have to check and see if Safari provides a similar option, but I'm not optimistic...
February 2, 2014: The day Seahawks win their second Lombardi trophy
(The first one is located back east somewhere.)