hi everyone - I am a first time owner of a poodle. Poppy has a bad dental condition and the vet says she must eat her kibble. Poppy loves her poached chicken and vegetables. If I don't feed her the poached chicken and vegetables, she gets very depressed and sad. I have tried 7 different...
A colon followed by a capital P turns into a grinning face
A colon then an end parentheses turns into a smile
A colon then a D turns into a big grin
Oh that's annoying! Just tried adding a space between the colon and the P and it still did it. Also tried no spaces between m and : and P and still did. THAT looks like a bug to me.(most software will allow you to use spaces to fix it so that people can ,you know, use colons as they were intended). And adding a ' before it doesn't work either. Grr...
I also can't find a way to turn off emojis like some forums have.
Ah - someone else who has been involved in software testing! I missed the clue of the missing P. Rather a dodgy bit of "functionality", given how often the colon is used to imply a ratio between two things - I think we definitely need the option to turn them off.
Especially as now that I look more closely the face is not grinning but sticking its tongue out, thus adding insult to injury!
Just shows how behind the times I am - I never use emojis and really hate overly helpful software. Anyone else remember that &*@£$ Microsoft paperclip that would leap out to interrupt your flow of thought to suggest perhaps you were writing a letter and would you like it auto-formatted?!
Please someone, just tell me where to turn off "helpful" shortcuts so I can get back to what I post looking the same as what I type...!
But when written as a ratio there are no spaces! Colons were punctuation marks for centuries before people started playing with them to make them into faces - I think punctuation should still take priority!
I am guilty of adding a smile , colon, paragraph to the end of sentences instead of a period. I don’t over cute with emoji’s in texts, but I love them. Celebrated a redhead emoji and the poodle, although I wish we could customize the poodle color, the way we can with skin tones. Modern hieroglyphics
No guilt about it, Mfmst - they can be a fun addition to communication, but there should be a way of using punctuation as punctuation too. Bit like predictive text, which I also had to turn off because what it predicted rarely bore any resemblance to what I was trying to write! Or autocorrect, which can get one into all sorts of trouble.