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Why is there a broken heart symbol on Active Threads, and a pouty mouth on Search?

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CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:41:48

This is on the app. At the bottom of the screen

Both symbols make no sense to me!

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:43:23

Oh, and “I’m on” is showing some skyscrapers.

And I’m getting a megaphone symbol where you can usually add a photo?

Seems a bit of a, er, cryptic choice of symbols.


CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:44:47


Apologies, it’s NOT the app.

I was clearly being equally cryptic! 😉

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:47:30

OOh they’ve just disappeared!

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:48:35

Here, back to normal.

Trailedanderror Tue 07-Nov-17 19:48:55

I get that randomly. I think when it's loading funny. Is the font funny too?
can you guess I'm not an IT professional! 😂

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:50:05

grin First time I’ve ever seen it. Page loaded normally, everything looked normal including font.

WillowWeeping Tue 07-Nov-17 19:50:52

I get that randomly sometimes. Always disappears quite quickly

CurlyhairedAssassin Tue 07-Nov-17 19:53:11

Very unsettling grin. Do you get the same symbols or different ones?

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Nov-17 15:49:51

Hello! </3 ... wink

This should just go away if you refresh - are you still having problems?

CurlyhairedAssassin Thu 09-Nov-17 20:34:07

Thanks for folllowing up. It did disappear within 10 Mins, I just wondered from a technical point of view what causes it.

Mumof41987 Thu 09-Nov-17 20:40:47

I get this sometimes . It always corrects itself

Blockb Fri 10-Nov-17 05:26:33

I just wondered from a technical point of view what causes it.

So if the standard glyphs (the icons) they use for whatever reason don't load (there can be loads of reasons for this!), then your browser is basically like, oh crap, theres nothing there! Better fill it, so it falls back in this case to using apple emojis. So it's not left just blank

Basically the non-technical way to describe it would be, you come to my house, you ask for a fork, I panic, I have no forks! So I throw some chopsticks at you. It'll do!

VoodooCat Fri 10-Nov-17 11:53:35

I quite often have MN turn Chinese on me. I would post a pic but my ability to post them has vanished. It's the endless circle of doom.

CurlyhairedAssassin Sun 12-Nov-17 17:00:22

Thanks, blockb, very well explained!

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