We missed World Emoji Day (July 17), but today we show our love for emoji. For years we've been forced to use the same twelve default "smilies" when posting in the forums and private conversations. They were old, boring, low quality, and didn't use standard emoji shortcode. They were ! I had no love for them. In fact, I hated them. But no more! This week I've been testing out some emoji sets and have finally settled on the following... We're now using Twemoji from Twitter's open source emoji project, which currently supports Emoji 5.0. (Thanks, Twitter. ) Emoji are in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format so they look crisp and clean; zoom into an emoji and check it out. All emoji now support shortcode standards. You don't need to worry about this if using the Smilies option in the message editor. Emoticon support will eventually be phased out in favor of shortcode, and to avoid erroneously forcing the conversion of certain punctuation, number, and letter combos to emoji when not wanted. Emoji Overload! Yeah. We've added a ton of new emoji, but don't worry. For starters, you don't have to use them. But for those who want to, we've broken them into tabs in the message editor to help you ease into them. In the first tab you'll notice the original gang of twelve faces (but updated), followed by new faces, and then some random emoji that we've added just for fun. And hopefully this will deter some of you noobs who can't follow our no memes rules. Post an emoji instead! Anyway. Use them, or don't. But please refer to our Code of Conduct for general usage guidelines, which I'm pretty sure I just broke with this post. Cheers!