I am running a community with retort plugin to react emojis to post, and I am considering to enable chat plugin.I find the emoji in Chat is different from emoji in post, using ChatEmojiPicker instead of EmojiPicker.
In my experience, some users will react offensive or bad emojis if there is no restriction. The chat plugin doesn’t support moderators to delete emojis or restrict user to use emojis in an allowed list. However, the reaction plugin can limit emojis to an allowed list, which is the similar feature I request below.
So, I request chat plugin to support:
site setting to enable or disable emoji reaction in chat
site setting to restrict emoji in an allowed list in chat if enabled emoji reaction
I don’t enable chat due to this problem. If I met this problem without much management, I would like to warn these bad users and mute (I don’t know whether a muted user can react with emoji) them if they continue.
We currently have this site setting to pick which emoji to show in the hover menu:
I’m thinking a site setting with a similar UI could be used for restricted emoji reactions.
Whatever goes in that list would be removed from the options available in the picker. People would generally have freedom to use whatever they find, but as inappropriate ones are identified, admins could add them there to prevent them from being used.
An allow list could be better if sites really want to be selective about only allowing a small number of emoji to be used on the other hand…