The idea is to have UI icons (e.g. , ) in the emoji panel for use in technical support on Blender.
I proposed this idea a while ago in the Vbulletin forum and was told it wasn’t a bad idea. Now, with Discourse I think it would be both easier to implement and better fitting. In Vbulletin, the emoji panel has no tabs and isn’t scrollable, whereas Discourse has all of these.
A dedicated emoji tab for blender icons could allow for quickly pointing somewhere in the interface without taking a screenshot and uploading it, which in the long run could also save storage in the server (to a probably small extent but hopefully not neglectible).
That being said, there are currently about 480 icons in the UI and that’s too much for a small emoji panel if you want to quickly find the one you’re looking for. Plus, that number will certainly increase in 2.8. So if we are to do this, we should select the more useful ones and eliminate those that are not specific enough to help point somewhere or explain something (e.g. , , , , , , , and so on…)
What do you think ?