The shrug kaomoji is almost a staple for any discussion. It can lighten the tone of an otherwise serious discussion or add a little more humor to an already funny one. There is no reason to say shrug should not be used here on the DevForum. However, normal formatting breaks the kaomoji:
It removes the first forearm. In order to make my shrug correct, I had to play with formatting and do this:
Most users do not know how to do this and the normal version just looks odd. Therefore, I would like to make this very small proposal to autocorrect
¯\\_(ツ)\_/¯, or to ignore formatting on the traditional kaomoji.
I find no legitimate reason that this should not be a feature:
- It is simple to implement — basically just a JS replace() type feature.
- Similar structures exist already — typing
:)autocorrects to (which also shows that emoji support exists here) and quoting an entire post causes automatic removal of the quote.
- The shrug has been used 32 times in 3 months, excluding doubtless hundreds of DMs:
in a variety of categories:
Therefore, I request that the shrug kaomoji be officially fixed.