Do you know what would be cool? If we could examine the three different sets of emojis that are available and pick out which ones we like the most. As for myself, I prefer the “old” (last) halo emoji over the current one. The current one looks like a gold crown on its head than a halo. At least the old halo was blue. The old “laughing” emoji was better looking than the current also.
Populating a new database with our “desired” emojis while keeping current ones would require a new database, but so what? I realize it would take time to copy emojis from one database to another, but @cageycat has a lot of free time.
Seriously though, since there are three sets of emojis available to users of the Discourse platform, it is up to them to decide which set to use. So that would be the Tomnod IT staff. Now if we could get our hands on all three sets of emojis, pick up which ones we like in each set, then we could make up a new set of emojis to use. And as an added bonus, the set would be available to Discourse to offer other users of the platform. And maybe we could even slip a black cat in there for Cagey. See? All worked out!