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Disappearing emoticons

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Taxing Matters

Overtaxed Member
When I compose a post and insert an emoticon, that emoticon promptly disappears if I do anything else in the post — continue typing, apply format changes (like the type of font, etc), cut and paste, or whatever. The emoticon only stays if I insert as the very last thing I do before hitting the button to send the post. I've tried it on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers and it acts exactly the same way on each, so it does not appear to be browser dependent. I also did the usual stuff like clearing cache, restarting my computer, etc. This is the only site I have that problem with, so I wouldn't think it an OS related bug. I do run a Mac though, so it may be that the site's coding somehow does not play nice with Mac browsers. :(
 


Just Blue

Senior Member
When I compose a post and insert an emoticon, that emoticon promptly disappears if I do anything else in the post — continue typing, apply format changes (like the type of font, etc), cut and paste, or whatever. The emoticon only stays if I insert as the very last thing I do before hitting the button to send the post. I've tried it on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers and it acts exactly the same way on each, so it does not appear to be browser dependent. I also did the usual stuff like clearing cache, restarting my computer, etc. This is the only site I have that problem with, so I wouldn't think it an OS related bug. I do run a Mac though, so it may be that the site's coding somehow does not play nice with Mac browsers.
I had that issue yesterday...also was given a "LMAO like" that showed up in my alerts but not on the actual post.
 

LdiJ

Senior Member
It disappeared for me too, even if I just hit the space bar before submitting.
 

adjusterjack

Senior Member
Now using firefox.

Disappeared this time.

By hitting the space bar.

Didn't touch the space bar, but it disappeared when clicked "post reply."
 

quincy

Senior Member
Thank you for calling them by their real name. I still call them emoticons and refuse to use whatever it is that people call them nowadays (emojis?).

Thank you.
Emoticons are text-based (using dashes and parentheses and asterisks, etc. that are found on a keyboard) and emojis are pictures. Emoticons were used more frequently before emojis were created.

This is a happy face Emoji = :)
This is a happy face Emoticon = : - )
 
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