1F979 FROWNING PILE OF POO: Question on the justification for encoding this character, and whether it will encourage the encoding of other emotions on PILE OF POO; request to remove character.
This character is damaging to both ISO/IEC 10646 and the Unicode Standard. It is bad enough that the ESC came up with it, but it beggars believe that the UTC actually approved it. Organic waste isn't cute. The existing PILE OF POO character was added for compatibility with Japanese telco sets. It is a pity that Apple followed Softbank rather than KDDI in its reference glyph, since a coil of dog dirt with stink lines and flies is surely the only proper semantic.ANDREW WEST:
The idea that our committees would sanction further cute graphic characters based on this should embarrass absolutely everyone who votes yes on such an excrescence. Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF POO WITH QUESTION MARKS FOR EYES? PILE OF POO WITH KARAOKE MIC? Will we have to encode a neutral FACELESS PILE OF POO?
As an ordinary user, I don't want this kind of crap on my phone. As a representative of the National Standards Authority of Ireland, I have to wonder what possible good could come of encoding such a character. Bullying, perhaps? Requested change: Remove this character from the PDAM and reject its encoding.
I'm concerned that this character will open the floodgates for an open-ended set of PILE OF POO emoji with emotions, such as CRYING PILE OF POO, PILE OF POO WITH LOOK OF TRIUMPH, PILE OF POO SCREAMING IN FEAR, etc. Is there really any need to add a range of emotions to PILE OF POO?
I personally think that changing PILE OF POO to a de facto SMILING PILE OF POO was wrong, but adding F|FROWNING PILE OF POO as a counterpart is even worse. If this is accepted then there will be no neutral, expressionless PILE OF POO, so at least a PILE OF POO WITH NO FACE would be required to be encoded to restore some balance. I recommend removing FROWNING PILE OF POO pending further study and public consultation on the need for additional PILE OF POO emoji.
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Jesus people, this is why we have combining characters. Isn't it?
Clearly these should be compound characters with a ZWJ sequence. Poo should be able to have any expression.
Why isn't this a thing with all emojis?
Or even further - I want to put sunglasses on an interrobang‽
We ought to be able to apply Fitzpatrick modifiers to Unicode Character 'AUBERGINE' (U+1F346)...
U+1F4A9 PILE OF POO, U+200D ZERO WIDTH JOINER, U+1F33D EAR OF MAIZE.
"I don't want this kind of crap on my phone." Ha! I see what he did there.
BTW, the new Previously side feed is brilliant and awesome but it often turns into one of the deepest clickholes of by day/week. I'm developing quite a love/hate relationship with it.
"The poop you find may surprise you!"
It does make me regret the years worth of dumb shit that I didn't give thumbnails to.
It's never too late to fix that oversight. We clickhole addicts would thank you.
This is full of treasures:
Also apparently nobody can tell the difference between a donut and a bagel.
donut is the one with the format of a cup, obviously
Why is there still no Goatse emoji?!
My personal favourite part is the poor sap who spilled several thousand words making a new version of a proposal which had been rejected a few days earlier.
I will not rest until the VOMITING POO is part of the standard.
What does POO eat?
I'll vote for anything as long as they don't normalize top posting and >4-line signature files.
I am distressed that this historic opportunity to encode the Bristol Stool Scale has been squandered.
And people say that standards development is boring, tedious work.