Stack Exchange Careers clobbered my 😅 into ��. This offends my basic human right of using emojis in professional communication with prospective employers. It also probably means that somewhere in the stack, Unicode wasn't handled correctly.

Fair disclosure: I'm using Chrome for Android so I cannot check if the mojibake happened on my side.

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    For those left wondering: U+1F605 Smiling Face with Open Mouth and Cold Sweat
    – badp
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 15:43
  • I'm not really seeing the difference: i.sstatic.net/3hvcW.png
    – mmyers
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 15:47
  • @mmyers eh, i.sstatic.net/p3gmu.png :)
    – nicael
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 15:50
  • I see the differences too: i.sstatic.net/CQgkl.png
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 16:27
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    I’m voting to close this question because Stack Overflow has discontinued Stack Overflow Jobs and Developer Story on March 31, 2022. Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 11:45

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I apologize for this bug. We begin every spec and start every meeting with an update on emoji use in our messaging system. We have tests for this. We get alerted at night when it fails. I have no idea how this slipped through the cracks.

Bug is confirmed though. We're not sure what we want to do yet because sending emojis to employers never really occurred to us. However, times are changing. We'll follow up after our now mandatory "What do we want to do with emojis in messaging" meeting.

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    Beatings will be administered after lunch. Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 16:07
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    Good. Regular beatings I take it? And what happens to the remote users?
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 16:27
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    Some of us have treadmills. We just make them go faster.
    – Jon Chan
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 17:13

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