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Marwood & I   

When I use my Samsung phone or tablet I sometimes use some of their emoticons instead of those provided by the boards software, usually because they better convey the spirit of what I'm trying to say. I've noticed that when I'm on my desktop PC,  the 'Samsung' emoticons that I used when posting using the phone / tablet appear completely different on screen and, in some cases are replaced with question marks. The posts in question often don't make sense as a result (not that any of my posts make sense in the first place of course).

Given that a big part of the board upgrade was to improve the phone / tablet experience, can we not have the system accept all emoticons as they appear on the device they are posted from, whether viewed on PC or mobile device? hm

 

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Scott =)   
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Hi there!

Thanks for the report. I'll follow up with the boards vendor to see if they're aware of this issue and what we might be able to do about it.

Thanks,

Scott

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Marwood & I   
15 minutes ago, Scott =) said:

Hi there!

Thanks for the report. I'll follow up with the boards vendor to see if they're aware of this issue and what we might be able to do about it.

Thanks,

Scott

Cheers Scott! (thumbsu

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Scott =)   
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I've been discussing this with the vendor, and it turns out that this issue has more to do with the operating system and browser you're using, rather than it being an issue with the chat boards.

Most modern operating systems and browsers support emojis by default, but many older systems do not. For example, iOS emojis aren't showing up on my windows 7 computer, but they do show up on my MAC and windows 10 computer.

What operating system and browser are you using?

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Marwood & I   
10 minutes ago, Scott =) said:

I've been discussing this with the vendor, and it turns out that this issue has more to do with the operating system and browser you're using, rather than it being an issue with the chat boards.

Most modern operating systems and browsers support emojis by default, but many older systems do not. For example, iOS emojis aren't showing up on my windows 7 computer, but they do show up on my MAC and windows 10 computer.

What operating system and browser are you using?

I'm using Chrome on a Samsung Tablet running Android 4.4.2 Scott. 

I've used these two emoticons many times.... ?? ....but noticed a few days ago that some of them had changed into question marks on older posts I'd made. So nothing has changed my end. The recent update hasn't done something to them has it?  

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Marwood & I   

Here's an example @Scott =)

When I originally posted it it said "I like that deadleg likes it! ?"

Now the ? shows as a question mark. 

It's not a big deal Scott so don't spend too long on it. I'll stick with the boards own emojis from now on.

Cheers 

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TheFifthHorseman   
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Different question:

Possible to get emojis to function as reactions? I.e. the bowing down one, the roflol, etc etc. Obviously the "Take it" should stay an emoji because it is time stamped. One reaction could be an "I" for informative.

What I'm saying is the reactions in their current state are a little stale. Don't mind me. Thank you for your consideration

@Scott =) Is There Anybody Out There?

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4 hours ago, TheFifthHorseman said:

Different question:

Possible to get emojis to function as reactions? I.e. the bowing down one, the roflol, etc etc. Obviously the "Take it" should stay an emoji because it is time stamped. One reaction could be an "I" for informative.

What I'm saying is the reactions in their current state are a little stale. Don't mind me. Thank you for your consideration

I'm with you @TheFifthHorseman ! I was really disappointed to see all the emoticons that I used from my tablet turn into question marks when the board upgraded a while back. I used them at the time because they better evoked the spirit of what I was trying to convey. A lot of my old posts don't make sense now, as they all look like questions. It's amazing how much difference it makes. You can say the same thing with a smiley face and then a frowning face and convey completely different meanings. So I'm with you, a better array / choice of emoticons would be a good thing. 

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