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Emoji Support

Is there anyone else here who would like to try and get support for emojis on SS? I'm just thinking that it would be nice to have emoji support. Though, if it is still possible, to keep support for the smilies currently used in addition to emojis.

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RE: Emoji Support

http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Fuck off.
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What the hell are these emoji things people keep talking about? It seems to be something mobile-only?

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(10-12-2015 09:07 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  What the hell are these emoji things people keep talking about? It seems to be something mobile-only?

I wish I knew.

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RE: Emoji Support

They are basically the same thing as the emoticons we already have on this site. As it's not possible to enter the emoticons we have now on mobile, I agree integrating them into the site in conjuction with the emoticons we already have is a good idea.

This allows you to integrate emoji's into the site: https://github.com/emojidex/emojidex-web

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It is possible to enter them on mobile, you just need to type in the code for them... or use the full version editor and click on them there.

I'm not going to add support for things that I think are unnecessary and dumb (and not always compatible with other things, it seems)...

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(10-14-2015 06:20 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  I'm not going to add support for things that I think are unnecessary and dumb (and not always compatible with other things, it seems)...

I personally don't love emojis, but they are pretty popular and it would be a pretty great idea that will likely not happen.

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They are compatible with what we have now...

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But aren't they based on font files or some stuff that doesn't necessarily display on all devices and browsers?

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RE: Emoji Support

Yes, but this is exactly why emoji support by the site is needed. Emoji's can be entered right now, but they won't be converted to image files, meaning only browsers/devices with emoji font support can display them.

What site-integrated emoji support does, is convert the font things to image files so they can be displayed by all browsers/devices.

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Interesting...

OK, if you can find me a MyBB plugin that handles it all automatically, I'll probably install it. Smile

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(10-11-2015 01:34 PM)no Wrote:  http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Exactly how would you enter an emoji anyway?

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(10-17-2015 02:56 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Interesting...

OK, if you can find me a MyBB plugin that handles it all automatically, I'll probably install it. Smile

Hold on, I'll find you something soon...

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(10-17-2015 04:57 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Exactly how would you enter an emoji anyway?

With an emoji keyboard.

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Comes standard on most new phones. And also on some computers. (Mac has one, Linux soon, Windows doesn't AFAIK)

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Hopefully Windows gets an emoji keyboard soon.

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(10-19-2015 02:03 AM)SchoolSux Wrote:  Hopefully Windows gets an emoji keyboard soon.

Or you could, y'know, install Linux.

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But those emoji things are app-specific, aren't they?

... how is this any different from just using the smilies? It seems like they just invented a new word for 'emoticon'...

... I just don't get it...

Say you have an emoji keyboard, and enter one in a comment box on a site... what kind of input does the site actually receive?

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(10-19-2015 06:13 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  But those emoji things are app-specific, aren't they?

No.

(10-19-2015 06:13 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  ... how is this any different from just using the smilies? It seems like they just invented a new word for 'emoticon'...

It's not really different from using the smiles indeed, but they can be entered on mobile without knowing any codes or switching to the desktop version. And there simply are more of them so I think they'll be a nice addition to the smiles we already have.

(10-19-2015 06:13 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Say you have an emoji keyboard, and enter one in a comment box on a site... what kind of input does the site actually receive?

A Unicode character.


There doesn't seem to be a MyBB plugin for this yet, so I'll have to write it myself. Be patient Smile

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It will probably be very popular and you will be famous. Razz

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Smilies are just retro emojis. Fu

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(10-23-2015 07:35 PM)|55555| Wrote:  Smilies are just retro emojis. Fu

Pretty much. However, there are more emojis than smilies.

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