All of the icons have changed to "Font Awesome" icons which have Retina display quality and should be easier to read.
From a layout perspective, the Bogleheads icons at the top of the forum page have changed location.
"Wiki", "Forum Policies", "Support this Site", and "Amazon" are now located in the top-left corner, just under the forum logo. If your browser can't fit them all in one line, they'll be automatically relocated to the "Quick links" drop-down.
Mobile devices will see a different header (top of page). There's no logo and the search box is replaced by a search icon which goes to Google.
Emojis are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. They are different than the smilies ( emoticons) seen in the post editing area.
Most mobile devices provide an Emoji keyboard, so you can add them to your forum post directly. Desktop users can use this site Get Emoji, which is a list of all Emojis to Copy and Paste .
Please use good netiquette and don't post an excessive number of emojis in your forum post.
This is a significant update and a very welcome change. An example is shown below.
- Clicking on "LadyGeek" will go to the member's profile (must be logged in to view)
- Clicking on the ↑ character (after 'LadyGeek wrote:') will go directly to the post.
- The quote contains a time stamp when the post was originally made.
It will be very difficult to miss the new large red icons indicating you have a Notification or Private Message waiting.
If anyone needs help with the new software, please post here.