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A request for an icon/emoticon

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WelshMoth Sun 03-Jan-16 11:07:44

I've come straight here instead of petitioning on threads - seemed more appropriate to do so (hope that's ok).

Could we have a candle emoticon/icon? There seems so much hurt and loss and MN is famous for its straight talking, hard hitting, brutal yet caring and supportive members. Lighting s candle in RL is something I do frequently and I thought it would bring a tiny comfort to those to see a candle on their screens.

Arkkorox Sun 03-Jan-16 11:08:21

Oh that's a nice idea

BifsWif Sun 03-Jan-16 11:09:25

Good idea OP. I'd like to see this too.

HanSolo Sun 03-Jan-16 11:10:17

One vote against the idea here.

It seems trite and superficial to have a candle emoticon instead of typing a few words to comfort someone in their need.

It's hardly making an effort to click on an emoticon, and removes people from the need to emote.

Catzpyjamas Sun 03-Jan-16 11:10:22

That's a nice idea. More appropriate than flowers for some posts.

usual Sun 03-Jan-16 11:14:59

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BeyondCBA Sun 03-Jan-16 11:16:26

I doubt they'll do it as there is a candle emoji. Lovely idea though

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Jan-16 11:21:03

Hopefully the emojis are going. Not sure about a candle though. I agree some nice words are better.

BifsWif Sun 03-Jan-16 11:31:51

Good idea OP. I'd like to see this too.

NoonAim Sun 03-Jan-16 11:37:38

Not everyone can see the emojis though, BeyondCBA's is just a grey square on my phone and I can't do them.
A candle is a lovely idea.

WelshMoth Mon 04-Jan-16 00:07:28

For those not keen, I see your point. That said, not everyone knows what to 'say'/write so maybe a candle is like sending thoughts...

I don't know. It's just an idea.

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Jan-16 16:47:59

Hi WelshMoth - we will certainly have a think about this, but we would say it's unlikely as most people do want less emoticons and not more. Many thanks for the suggestion.

Penfold007 Mon 04-Jan-16 17:12:06

MNHQ who are these 'most', why not put it to the vote?

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Jan-16 17:24:55

Hi Penfold - we got this impression from "The great emoji debate" thread, but of course we will consider this emoji if there is enough demand for it.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Jan-16 17:26:59

I thought this idea was that a candle would be added to the official MN smileys rather than the emojis ITKWIM. Like when the star was added recently?

The teenagery emojis we definitely need less or none of.

Penfold007 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:11:57

Put it to the vote.

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