Went to check out Sploid a little while ago, and found this.

Kinja Status has been working on cutting down load times, and have had some success with most of the sites. One of the things they have implemented was:

Freezing animated GIFs (pronounced "Gifs", with a hard "G"). Some sites, like Sploid, love to put GIFs all over the place, and these things add up (and even crash mobile browsers). Animated GIFs on mobile are now click-to-play, and on desktop they only play once scrolled to.

Can't say I'm heartbroken, it just takes some of the fun out of my day....