way to turn off emoticons?
from https://github.com/mattermost/platform/issues/1982, Skype etc. allow you to turn off emoticons, so that you get the raw text input instead of the converted smiley face. Not everyone appreciates chat filled with emoji, so it'd be a nice feature to have emoticon rendering a setting people can turn on or off (note that this is about MM-conversion of one an ASCII sequence into an emoticon. If someone types an actual unicode emoji, then that's what they intended to type. But if someone types a colon, a dash, and a closing parenthesis, they did not type a smiley icon, and not everyone appreciates a platform autoconverting another user's input)
Lee Davis commented
I'm with razzi. Nothing makes a conversation an unprofessional mess as fast as seventeen dancing parrots. Please let me admin these off.
Agreed. I've always used ` :] ` as my smile. But Mattermost converts that to the smirk emoji. Doesn't convey the same meaning at all. Please make this a server option too, so that we can turn off emoji conversion for all users
Shanee Vanstone commented
Hi. I found this in Google looking for exactly this feature. I'd really like a way to turn off automatic conversion of punctuation to emoji.
I would use such an option too and I know most my team members would as well. Emoticons, yes, autoconversion, no.
Please, need it!
T's description is exactly the behavior we would like to see as well. Support emojis, as is the vogue these days, but make the automatic graphical conversion of typed out ASCII smileys a per-user preference. I know I'd disable it first chance I got.
I would also like a feature (like Slack's) which splits the difference-- Disable the auto-emojification but not the rendering of emoji. If I want to type :smile: and get an emoji, I will type ":smile:", but I do not appreciate a chat platform deciding that I really meant ":smile:" when I typed ":)".