Have You Noticed the Little Smiley Face on WordPress.com Sites?
Now, I am not sure if this is showing on all WordPress.com sites, but it is showing on all of mine. But then they’re all built under one user name (the other blogs I don’t post on anymore, but they are just still sitting there grabbing a hit on occassion).
If you go down to the very very bottom of your WordPress screen and look in the bottom left corner, there is a little text smiley there. No, not like the evil, but cute, smiley thumbnail in the top of this post. It is visible on both my Admin side of this blog as well as the front end view, and on any browser, whether I am logged in or not.
Do you have one on yours? I wonder what this is about… Hmmmm…..
Kinda cute, though. Here are some screen shots for you. If you click on the image, then you can see it in full size. It is circled in the bottom left corner.
Mine is at the right hand top corner of my blog. And sometimes it does not load correctly and then it is a broken photo link graphic.
Okay, that’s weird. I just had to approve your comment….. Whassup with WP? So have you noticed this smiley before?
Yes, from the beginning of starting my blog. It’s always been there for me.
WordPress id fucked up bad, has been for a month now. Acting worse than Facebook, they must be “upgrading”.
LOL, yes they are. I noticed there are more stats available, bottom left box.
I don’t have it anywhere, and I’m kinda glad. Seems like WP has been doing some upgrades in the last couple days and that often makes things turn weird.
Maybe that’s their little sign that something is finished on a site… ??? Someone’s little personal signature???
Anything’s possible, and that’s a good theory.
I’ve also noticed since I started.
Thought it was just something WP threw in…
Hmmm… perhaps mine has always been there and I just noticed it today.
Just found this on WP forum
Well done on finding the answer, and isn’t that just special… Lol – I think they should have used something more dramatic; like the mark of Zorro! 🙂
Nah, it should have been a big W.
A big W, I tell ya!
Or maybe an upside down W – like this: M
Cause then everyone would think that it’s an M when only the WP insiders would know the REAL truth – that it’s really an upside down W!
There’s probably a secret handshake too!
Noooo… I think the WordPress “W” is ugly!
Interesting… but how does the smiley help the tracking? None of my non-wp.com sites needs a smiley for tracking. I mean, it’s cute and it doesn’t bother me in the least. Just curious, is all.
This post has a link for how to get rid of the smiley.
Interesting. I’m going to leave it, tho. I think it’s cute. I just never noticed it until today.
I’ve seen these before, but always thought they were just part of a particular blog’s theme. Good to have an explanation, although “We’re able to collect this information by loading a small image to your page when someone looks at it,” does leave me wondering what they mean by “someone.” 😕
I was going to say the smiley is WP’s stat tracker (aka web bug) but somebody beat me to it. I wrote about web bugs a while back. http://piedtype.com/2010/08/10/email-browsing-and-bugs/
It comes and goes. Forgot about it.
I think it’s cute
I didn’t notice but now my eye will be looking for it. Gotta go to that forum.
Michelle, it appears i have been spared this thing. i am glad. continue…
But it’s cute!!!!
Strange how once you see it, it’s suddenly always there.
I’ve got one, bottom centre. (sounds like a personal problem!)
LOL! Somebody’s watching you! (isn’t that part of an Alan Parson’s song?)
haha.. I’ve just read why! I’ve never noticed it on mine so obviously no-one is looking at it 😦
It’s okay before you feel sorry for me I know that they are !!
Oh I see it now.. I was obviously looking in the wrong place ! 😀
Methinks a conspiracy is afoot…
Its for if you have WP Stats, thats like the tracking icon.