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Fancy symbols in titels possible?⭐⭕⁉⌛

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They're just unicode characters. Seems to work just fine, both here and in Outlook.

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Hm that's very interesting:
It also works inside the content by the way: 

 

Is it possible to prevent these kind of characters?


I know they are just unicode and don't break anything, but for a serious community it seems a bit weird if someone starts using icons especially in headlines.
Imagine headlines like:
"This is totally 💩"
or
"☠️This community is dead ☠️"

These icons put a lot of attention to the headlines and in the worst case they can be mixed up with the normal layout:
"🔒This topic is locked"

The same applies to HTML-Entities:  👽👽

I think so it is a feature but some symbols should be removed😁

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You can already disable emoji categories from being listed in the emoji dropdown in the editor toolbar. See Enable emojis for your community 

This would still allow them to be added via external emoji keyboards to a thread title. 

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@Claudius  ☝ Sorry, but the unicode "fancy" symbols are something completly different from the emojis you mentioned.

Just to be clear: The emoji picker introduced with editor v2 is replacing the built in emoticon set with the unicode one. This will produce the unicode emojis "fancy symbols"  you used in this topic here.

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You are right, the emoji picker is also just adding the same unicode icons and can be disabled. It is still possible to get all kinds of icons by using copy-paste from somewhere else or via all kinds of "unicode input features".

So I still think an optional mechanism to filter all emojis or a definable list of unicode at least for the topic would be nice.

It should 🤞be possible to create acontent filter ⚠️and feed it with a list 📃 of unicode emojis 🔞 you don't 🚫want to be used on your 👈 community. That's probably 👨‍💻 the most comprehensive way 💪 to ensure they are not 🛑used anywhere in content. 😈

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@JacobBo, nice to have you here 💐

As we all know, fancy symbols, even a ☠ or a🦠, can be added to various fields, even thread titles.

@Claudiusproposal, to add a content filter, would work, but feels like sysiphus' work, as there is a huge and growing number of symbols.

It would be great to have an official character set, in which all characters that are allowed, are defined. Plus: turn on/off emojis in thread titles and other exposed content fields.

We noticed, that the technology is already available. In private messages V3, fancy symbols are not shown on all occasions, see image below showing the inbox. That piece of technology should become available for other content as well.

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@JacobBoDo you think, it is useful and realistic a have a general setting to limit the character set? Communities are different. There are certainly some, where emojis of all kind are welcome everywhere - but there are also some, where a limited character set is needed.


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Determining if it is useful is beyond my expertise level :).  But I do think the ability to limit it is interesting. Is there an Idea submission related to this yet?

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