I have encountered a slightly grey line with respect to something I wanted to ask and wanted to see how I can present it so that it is acceptable or just forgo altogether even trying. I want to avoid flaming, arguments and unnecessary downvotes if I can avoid it, because it won't be helpful.
SO here is my dilemma: We can all pretty much can agree that the GIF format is a graphics design relevant topic. However, we also know that GIFs can and often are animated. This means that some videos can be presented in GIF format for the sake of easier playback or whatnot. Now the video aspect makes me wonder if it would be outside the scope of graphic design, although many arguments can be made that they are relevant parallel fields.
SO my question: Are questions about conversion say form an OGV, FLV, MP4, AVI or whatnot format to GIF (animated of course) consistent with the site? Can we ask about it? or is it going to get hit with the barrage of off-topic votes if not gratuitous downvotes? or even derogatory answers to make the question get stuck and become protected from deletion?
Please advise, thank you.