hey man, I know you probably have no idea who I am (I honestly don't really know who you are, besides your posts in the name change thread), but I had this lying around and thought you may want to use it:
It's your avatar, but the background is transparent so it should look a bit nicer. Use it if you want; I personally like my avatar's background to be transparent, so I thought I'd help a fellow member out :)
To be fair, Edmunds isn't really an "admin", persay. He owns the site, and he should be able to come up with something to solve the problem, but until then, we've been doing our best to delete posts and threads and ban bots.
Well, you're not actually allowed to get a name change, minor or otherwise, until you've reached 1,000 posts. At least, that's my understanding of it, and I've been stalking the thread since it was made. If I were you, and this is just honest advice and totally not a threat, I would forget the whole thread, at least for a while.
Download Media Player Classic, and open up your video of choice into it. Go to the part of the video you want to make into a gif and pause it there. Then, press 1 (not in the keypad, the 1 above the letters) and the window should become video-only, which means the player shows the video only and nothing else. (I recommend creating a new, empty folder to save the frames into) Then open the Snipping Tool and change the snipping option to window snip. Then, with the player in video-only mode, use the Snipping Tool to grab the video. Save the frame into the new folder, and then go back to the video. Click the right arrow key and the video will step to the next frame. Go back to the Snipping Tool, grab that frame, and repeat.