Icons -- why change cats to orange? shudder!

(J) #1

:cat2: Any reason the big D (discourse) changed its cat icons to ~orange~ (yikes!!) :cat: it is changed here, too.

Got enough orangish stuff already. :wink: :sunny: :blush: etc. etc. etc.

Could we please have the old colors back for cat and cat2? It fits my user name on the forum I use.

(Robby O'Connor) #2


Emoji v5.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

I dunno what you are talking about, Robby, but this has to do with Emoji One.

We switched to the latest Emoji One and that’s how it looks.


Emoji One is the default emoji set, but the site owner can select one of the other sets (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, etc)

(J) #4

It’s the little things that add up. Like leaving emojis alone for folks who are used to what they are!

So what do I ask the owners to switch to in order to get back the bluish-black cat and cat2 ? And the grayish cat for cat heart eyes?

Bleh–ugh. Too much orange is gonna make our forum members sun-sick… or think they’ve all entered Orange-Man Land in D.C. Feeling dizzy, nauseous… as if I, a black cat, ran under peroxide rain… :crying_cat_face: :


Heh, I want your life. I wish cat colours were my biggest problem!

(Stephen) #6

Every year our phones, tablets, and computers are updated with more emoji and revised visual styles.

Why would Discourse be any different?

(Sam Saffron) #7

EmojiOne historically made much more “radical” changes to the set between versions. I find Apple and Twitter far more conservative in this department. Personally I think we should probably ship with Twitter emojis as the default.

(Alex Armstrong) #8

I recently reached the same conclusion for my Discourse. Twitter’s emoji set is more boring – more like what you’d expect – which is great in this case! :clap::clap::clap:

(Edit: I find Microsoft’s set to be lovely lookin’, but almost impossible to parse quickly for uncommon emojis.)

(Jeff Atwood) #9

Now that we know what the twitter emoji licensing is (we did not 2 years ago), I am fine with making that the default… feel free to make it so

(Sam Saffron) #10

Microsoft is a no go cause for some political reason they have no flags so we have to backfill