The 🦄 (unicorn) reaction

mishaor profile image Michael Orishich ・1 min read

The 🦄 (unicorn) reaction. What does it mean? Why does it exist? When it was created? Let's discuss this.


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I have my own explanation and reasoning for the icons.

For me the ❤ icon means I love the article, the topic it discusses or just the way the information is presented. It is close to my ❤ as some of the aforementioned properties of that particular article has a special place in my ❤.

The 🦄 on the other hand, as 🦄s definitely are; is something unique, special - something you don't see every day. It may be something totally new, something I was supposed to know for ages but didn't, something that made my day or just saved my job. Simply priceless sighting of an 🦄.


I think @ben is just fan of unicorns.

You can make it mean whatever you like. If an article is something special and one of a kind it gets a unicorn


Yeah, generally if you really want to show your appreciation for a post, because it was better than most leave a unicorn.

But more importantly where would Ben be without his unicorns?


or just leave a unicorn reaction without any explanation. it's kinda funny.


I choose to view it as desiring to impale things with a sharpened horn afixed on top of my head. I'm likely in the minority, though, because that's just weird.


Yeah I would like to see a user story for this feature. And a reaction from stake holders ;)


Using the idea from Matt Eland: "As a user, I can impale articles with a sharpened horn afixated on top of my head"


It means the post's fried. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.


Maybe it means that the article is magical or demonstrates miracles or showcases wisdom. I have been thinking of it this way.

Or maybe @ben does likes Unicorns a lot like most of us.


After reading this thread, I’m even more confused about what the unicorn stands for. 🦄🤪


Thanks for asking this… I was wondering the same thing.