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Emoji Update Request

Discussion in 'Communications' started by TiniTinyTony , Dec 8, 2020.

  1. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Thanks for the technical explanation, @jcgoble3 !

    So if the software running the boards doesn't support 16 bit emojis, then a possible solution would be to have emoticons for those boxes called "[green_box]" and "[yellow_box]" right? @JoinTheSchwarz did mention an expanded roster so hopefully these are included, if not, it would be great if they could be added.

    I believe @Darth Punk volunteered to help with this effort in the 2nd post here so I appreciate you spearheading this. [face_love]
     
  2. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I had to go back to look at that post... well played, haha.
     
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  3. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Chosen One star 6

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    The issue is that since the boards don't support those emoji, they just vanish upon pasting. There is no way to make those emoji automatically convert to your proposed emoticons. One would have to manually recreate the Wordle results by hand by typing or clicking one emoticon at a time, which is kind of a solution but not a very useful one.
     
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  4. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Yes, ideally a copy/paste would be great, but you said the board doesn't support it so I get that's why they're vanishing. And since there is no way to convert the code to an emoticon then I'm proposing the only solution would be to have those boxes as emoticons, even though it would be a manual process, but at least it would look better than this for example:

    ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
    :):)⬜⬜
    :)[face_alien]:)[face_alien]
    [face_alien][face_alien][face_alien][face_alien][face_alien]
     
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  5. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Any updates on this endeavor? Thanks!
     
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  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  7. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Thanks for the update. Is there an ETA? If I can assist in anyway, I'd be happy to do any leg work or code testing.
     
  8. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    @A Chorus of Disapproval
    Congrats on your promotion to head admin. In my OP, two years ago today, I was inquiring about the 8 "broken" emojis and I was informed that they will eventually be fixed as well as an expansion of the emoji roster. Is this something on your radar? Any chance we'll see an update before the end of the year?
    Thank you!
     
  9. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks. Yes. Yes. No. You're welcome!
     
  10. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I’m working on a “Go to Hell” emoji.
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    Will just one of those be enough?
     
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  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don’t let Tony win!
     
  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The only emoji we will put any effort into is a smiley where flames pop up around it and it drops down through a portal into hell.
     
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  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    ^ Disapprovingly.
     
  15. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony 16X Wacky Wed/12X Hangman Winner star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    I think it would be nice to have all the emojis working so if that could be phase 1, and then a roster update later could be phase 2.

    If the roster update fixes/replaces the broken ones and can be done in one phase that would also be great.
    [​IMG]

    I think all the users would appreciate it.


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  16. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Your passion for this important issue is appreciated, Tony. Our New Years Resolution will be to fix these some time before the forums cease to exist.
     
  17. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Phase 3 will begin with Captain Emoji: Civil War
     
  18. Jar-Jar Binks

    Jar-Jar Binks SWC Late Show With JJB Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    any new emojis coming. i thought we were getting new ones like years ago?
     
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  19. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    At least let's fix the broken ones.
     
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  20. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    I haven’t looked at the emojis menu in so long I didn’t even realize some of them were broken.

    who can forget. :mad:And ^:)^my favorite [face_dancing]
     
  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    Me either. I have a handful of emojis that I use profusely. [:D] ^:)^ [face_laugh] [face_dancing] etc. [face_mischief]
     
  22. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    We are currently in the process of addressing what could be the issue with the broken emojis.

    We have no present plans to add more emojis.
     
  23. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So that means that this will remain the most popular and most commonly used emoji of them all: :zeb:
     
  24. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    In the grand scheme of the JC, broken emojis are the most minor of petty annoyances. Not even a first world problem, more like zero world problem. Thanks for propping up this house of cards we call home, DITD. ^:)^
     
  25. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    Oh, I like that shorthand: DITD. LOL [face_love] [:D]
     
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