Animated image wont animate when uploaded as an avater


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Uploaded an animated gif, a smaller one to use as an avatar. It will not animate anywhere in the forum.
In personal details, the avatar image does not animate, however it animates perfectly in the window that opens after I click on the avatar image that shows in my personal details.
(It opens up the window to change my avatar and its animated, but nowhere else in the entire forum does it animate)
I have looked for a setting to change in admin, but no luck. Can anyone help me to resolve?

sorry I spelled avatar wrong in the title!