Can we have the Ubuntu emoticons on the general chat room?
Let's not. Please. Personally, I find the colored smileys that so many services insert awful:
- They break the flow of text.
- They tend to be larger than normal characters, making the line they are in taller and so inserting spaces between lines.
- Unnecessary overhead (OK, extremely minor issue).
- Ugly (very personal choice of course but there you go).
If we're going to add something to chat let's make it useful, something like having code blocks displayed with a different background
like this so we could easily paste commands in chat. As it stands, we just get a fixed width font, no background and it is easy to get confused.
My initial thought would be to just upload individual images from this lot of reasonably sized set of PNG emoticons - example:
The problem here is, I think because of the way the chat system works (I don't often use it, so correct me if I am wrong), is that it uploads a new image each time. I already have accidentally done two:
+ = :D
So the image servers might just fill up with AskUbuntu smileys
Though this will probably be considered differently on chat - and perhaps even Meta...