Strange behaviour of emoticons in character count

(TechnoBear) #1

Continuing the discussion from Notifications not clearing properly unless visited from menu:

I was replying to a question of @sam’s, which really just required a “yes” or “no” answer, but of course, Discourse has a 20 character minimum requirement. Stuck for inspiration, I threw in a smilie and found that apparently counts for at least six characters, as you can see.

Emoticons should not count toward the post character minimum
Bug? You can avoid the character restriction
(cpradio) #2

Edit: Please don’t fix this, as I like replying with:

:strawberry: :cake: :yum:

(Michael Downey) #3

I don’t think this is a bug. :smile: has 7 characters: :smile:

(TechnoBear) #4


Edit: Thanks - that seems to be the answer. Unexpected, but not a bug.

(Sam Saffron) #5


(cpradio) #6

Okay, so this seems to apply to uploaded images too. Shouldn’t these be excluded from the character count?

If I were to paste an image in my response, it would exceed the 20 characters needed to post a reply/topic, so I could post an image and leave it at that… Maybe that was intended…

(Jeff Atwood) #7