Any chance of the old, jolly emoticons coming back?

Posts are getting awfully dry and dour without them - mine own included. They managed to express a range of nuanced emotions. I'll admit I don't know how to insert emoticons using the keyboard - but those I see come across as fiddly and charmless, like something that falls out of a fortune cookie. I can't even figure out what they mean sometimes - the one of a monkey? Does that mean, I'm a monkey? Or you're a monkey - an insult? Should that kind of crap Twitter-style emoticon, open to misinterpretation, be available anyway?

I've been on Twitter for a year and it strikes me that if the same emoticons that were available to AJB only a few months ago were available on Twitter it would be a funnier, more forgiving place.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 1,255MI6 Agent

    I've not tried on my laptop, but I can use the same emoticon menu as my phone. πŸ˜πŸ˜ΆπŸ€—πŸ€«πŸ˜΄πŸ€ 

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,691MI6 Agent
    edited July 25

    The emoticons show up on the PC version of the site but not on the mobile version of the site. I find that if you type out into the post field what you're looking for on your smartphone such as "angry" face it'll bring the relevant emoticon up. That might be one way around it for smartphone users.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent

    I’ve got the emoticon button at the bottom of my reply window. Even on mobile.

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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,691MI6 Agent
    edited July 25

    Hmm. It's not showing up for me. Maybe it depends what browser you use on your mobile or whether your device is iPhone or Android?

    This is what I see on my Android smartphone:


    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,575MI6 Agent

    It's there in Chrome for me and works, although the emoticon symbol is whited out. Not all of the emoticons are available though, I get generic squares for some of them. Compare my screen capture to Asp9mm's.


  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,201MI6 Agent

    Nothing on my Apple Mac re Emoticons - oh, no, hang on, there they are, in a faint ghost unlike the Pic, and Attachment things.

    But these Emoticons are ugly. They're not like the old ones - you can't quite tell what they're meant to denote, and there's about 100 of them. It's like having a wardrobe full of clothes you don't want to wear. They're Twitter emoticons basically - just rubbish.

    So I revert to my original question - can we get the old jolly emoticons back? Or have they gone the way of VHS tapes?

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,011MI6 Agent
    edited July 26

    I agree, they're quite hard to see what they denote and as I commented earlier I don't know why the icon is shown in light grey.

    Does anyone else just see country initials for the flags?

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,201MI6 Agent

    Don't see any flags... We do of course have avocados and oranges and telephone boxes I mean WTF? They're like things six year olds collect. 'I'll trade you one of these for two of those...'

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Christmas TounesChristmas Tounes GloucestershirePosts: 147MI6 Agent

    It doesn't feel like AJB without the old emojis, I understand what you mean Napoleon. Hopefully SiCo will take note but I think it might be a difficult request for SiCo to incorporate into his plans. He is also busy plotting complete, total, utter worldwide domination.

    1. Goldeneye 2. FYEO 3. LALD 4. OHMSS 5. TND 6. Octopussy
    7. TWINE 8. Casino Royale 9. Goldfinger 10. Skyfall 11. AVTAK 12. TLD
    13. YOLT 14. Moonraker 15. Thunderball 16. TSWLM 17. TMWTGG
    18. FRWL 19. Dr. No 20. DAD 21. DAF 22. LTK 23. QoS 24. Spectre
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,319Chief of Staff

    I’m not really sure what you mean as you have every emoji available to you 🀷🏻‍♂️

    YNWA 97
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,691MI6 Agent

    I don't presume to speak for anyone but I think what members are referring to are the old more AJB-specific emoticons like the 007 smiley face that winked and wore a tuxedo. More Bond specific emoticons, basically. There were a few of those and while they were nice (and seemingly designed specifically for a Bond forum like this) I'm OK with them not being there any more. I understand how difficult the changeover to new forum software must've been and I'm sure @SiCo had enough on his plate without designing new emoticons as well.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,545Chief of Staff

    πŸŒ€ I don't know what it's meant to be, but to me it could pass for a gunbarrel.

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,201MI6 Agent

    You see, that's what I mean - what the hell is that? A devil? A Chinese person carrying a watering block? The old emoticons aided communication with nuance and/or clarification, the new ones just have you squinting and thinking, is Sir Miles having a friendly dig at me? Just a dig? What is that thing?

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,691MI6 Agent
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,319Chief of Staff

    It’s a person shrugging their shoulders…looks very clear to me…but I’ve no idea what you can see…take a screenshot and post it here.

    YNWA 97
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