Notice: testing Discourse Reactions here on meta for 1 week!

Unfortunately, no.
How do I go about adding my own emoji’s? By looking up the unicode name and entering that? Feel a bit stupid but can’t get it to work :sob:

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Do you mean creating custom emojis or adding them to the list of allowed reactions?

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That was a bit unclear, sorry, both actually… but I thought adding to list of allowed reactions would be easy. I must be doing something wrong.

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Are there any plans to support posting reactions from embedded post/messages on remote site?

@Astra To make a custom emoji set have a look at this topic

To add or remove reactions in the plugin go to your site settings an search plugin:discourse-reactions when you scroll down you will see this setting discourse reactions enabled reactions this is where you can change the allowed reactions. You can also add custom emojis you create.

Hope this helps :grinning:

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So, my reaction (heh) after a week — I still love the feature and think it is basically a “table stakes” level thing that should be enabled everywhere.

However, on meta, I have used :heart: more than anything still, because I’m generally not responding to things that shock or anger me and not everything is a party.

I don’t think the set chosen is necessarily a bad default in general, but not quite what I’d pick for a technical site like this one. I’m not sure exactly what I’d want instead — more research is needed, I think.

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I like this, and am working in mostly a blank theme to test, and the beer is pink

what could I add to have it yellow?

beer

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Would going to admin > customise then going to the theme colours and changing the love colour to yellow work?

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I can test that certainly, but, aren’t there other areas that may be affected by that?

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Not that I am aware of. Should just make the like colour yellow like this

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Thank you, I now have yellow beer but am uncertain why my icon is missing,

completely blank theme

no heart

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Great work on this Plugin @Ahmed_Gagan! I think Reactions should be a core feature of Discourse and that anyone who uses Discourse should be forced to start using this on their instance.

How’s that for some tongue in cheek?! Let’s see some sad faces ‘n’ thumbs-down here :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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Ultimately it’s a bit too much effort to decide “oh gee exactly how do I feel about this post, let me think for a bit”, so as a general purpose one-size-fits-all thing, I believe reactions is a poor fit – it’s more of a specialized tool for some communities and perhaps smaller communities. I could certainly see it getting use in communities where they want upvote (thumbs up) :+1: and downvote (thumbs down) :-1:. Now they can! Install reactions, and make those the only two available options on each post.

In contrast, “my heart goes out to you” is a fantastic general purpose solution. Love is indeed, as they say, universal. And you can always remap the heart to some other icon, if you prefer. Here’s a great example I just saw! I’ve met Tim (once), and I pressed :heart: on this post. Now, does any rational human being looking at that :heart: reaction count actually think that all those people meant “yes, I like that you got hurt, Tim!” :cry:

Obviously, no. It means “my heart goes out to you”. This is not a difficult thing to understand, not even a little, and anyone who tells you it is… is trying to sell you something :wink:

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No, you sended love his way using :heart:

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Maybe it should be optional if implemented (just in case some people don’t want to use it). That would make it much more accessible rather than having to install a plugin.

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^^ count and icon seem not to be vertically centered correctly anymore. Is this because of the plugin?

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@Ahmed_Gagan can you propose a solution for a replacement icon

When heart is set it shows

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But when beer is selected

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there’s none

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or was this addressed and I read over it?

If I leave heart

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and change the color for beer its still a bit odd when hovering a yellow heart

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I’ll try to repro the error

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I reproduced it,
The reason of this behavior is when user likes the post it shows a filled icon and when user haven’t added any reaction to post it shows outline icon.
But for the beer icon outline icon is not available, due to that it doesn’t renders any icon when user has not liked the post.

We are figuring out a solution for this.

Notice :warning:

In the site setting discourse reactions like icon Do not add any icon which is not available for an outline version / Filled version both should be available (mostly recommended move back to default setting until we come with a solution)

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I have faith in you!

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