I'm on the fence on this one. As a newbie writer, they're an easy way to put some simple fun into a post that can also add decent value. As a reader though, I generally find the infinite loop factor distracting. It's great the first few iterations, but afterward my eyes are mindlessly drawn toward them and not the text.
That said, I think it would be cool to have more options as a reader of turning them off in some way, as M. Shemayev mentioned.
I'm sure there's an extension out there for Chrome that would do this. It's just unfortunate I can't add extensions on mobile.
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