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AIBU to wonder why nobody uses emojis on mumsnet?

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Booboo66 Fri 06-Jan-17 00:17:05

Just that really! Emojis are everywhere and it just dawned on me there are so many yet everyone uses the few mumsnet ones. I'm still relatively new so many there's some code or something I'm missing? blush πŸ˜¬πŸ€”πŸ€”

Booboo66 Fri 06-Jan-17 00:18:21

That was supposed to be maybe not many blush

Shelvesoutofbooks Fri 06-Jan-17 00:19:12

They look weird when used on forums.

TudorHouse Fri 06-Jan-17 00:19:13

They show up as squares if you don't have the right iOS/android. Plus this'll is not facebook.

IMissGrannyW Fri 06-Jan-17 00:21:08

and they are naff

SaucyJack Fri 06-Jan-17 00:24:40


DonkeyOaty Fri 06-Jan-17 00:27:17

We use our words here.

IdaDown Fri 06-Jan-17 00:28:10

Saucy - how very dare you...

<sparkly cheeky wink>

Booboo66 Fri 06-Jan-17 00:43:29

Just curious as they do back up many words nicely, and people regularly use the mn ones! My 7 year old dd is obsessed with them and she knows nothing about Facebook so don't think they purely for use there!

haveacupoftea Fri 06-Jan-17 00:44:57

Because we aren't 7?

GilMartin Fri 06-Jan-17 00:45:42

They're a bit crap on here. On a website I used to frequent, you could use two footballs, a hot dog and a ghost to create a spunking cock and balls. It was rather handy as the site didn't allow swearing.

Way better that the the 'Here have my first biscuit that is endlessly parrotted on here.

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Fri 06-Jan-17 00:47:20

It's annoyingly hard to add them
But I sometimes use my iPhone vocabulary to use an πŸ“± emoticon

πŸ₯‚ 🍾 is annoying as you have to type champagne in full twice then backspace and click

Simples πŸ™„πŸ˜‰πŸ™ŒπŸ»

FormerlyFrikadela01 Fri 06-Jan-17 00:48:25

I like the mumsnet ones because there's only a few and everyone knows what they're supposed to mean.

My phone had about 5 different variations of kiss, happy, sad etc. It's just daft.

AGnu Fri 06-Jan-17 00:48:57

Because there's not a single emoji ever created that I like more than hmm I wish I could use it everywhere.

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Fri 06-Jan-17 00:48:58


UnbornMortificado Fri 06-Jan-17 00:52:18

QOD that is fab. I shall add it too πŸ””πŸ”š and wβš“οΈ

PerspicaciaTick Fri 06-Jan-17 00:53:25

Because half the time I can't see the emojis other people have used...just a little box so I know something was there but have no idea what.
The other half the time, I can't post emojis from my ancient tech so I use the MN ones.

I also tend to look down on emojis as being part of Apple's creeping infantilisation of our culture smile <PA emoticon>

PickAChew Fri 06-Jan-17 00:54:58


BertieBotts Fri 06-Jan-17 00:57:42

Tis not the proper done thing about these parts!

Also lol is not allowed. Nor are kisses at the end of posts. Hugs! Hugs are absolutely banned unless it's a vvvv pertinent moment, then you may give hugs, but only if you acknowledge that they are un-MNy.

GOSH, if you give into these things they'll be asking for TICKERS next. Sparkly tickers, like buttons, and huns.

It's well good here grin

11 minutes 43 seconds since my last poo πŸ‘Œ

blitheringbuzzards1234 Fri 06-Jan-17 00:58:45

My computer is so ancient I'm not sure if they'd work grin.

Booboo66 Fri 06-Jan-17 00:58:59

I agree completely!

DJBaggySmalls Fri 06-Jan-17 00:59:09

Using emojis is like using too many exclamation marks!!! LOL!!!

GilMartin Fri 06-Jan-17 01:01:57

Qod that's great! Can we petition MNHQ to include those plus unborn's wanker and bellend.

Lweji Fri 06-Jan-17 01:03:17

Never use them. halo

I'm still relatively new so many there's some code or something I'm missing?

Yes. Emojis are the mark of the newbie and the netmum. It's frowned upon.
We used them a lot on certain threads when it became possible to use them on MN, then we almost forgot about them when the excitement abated.

HeadElf Fri 06-Jan-17 01:03:54

Because they're wank πŸ‘ŠπŸ’¦

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