Emoticon spam can cause crashing/lagging
Hi, this seems like an odd issue but I've only been told this, hence I cannot provide logs or screenshots. Heres the deal:
If you have the option enabled to view emoticons in chat, you can get logged out or get freezed from the game. A player in a raid group spammed the raidchat with "<3" which translated to the heart symbol. He did it so often (or so many times, again I have no exact number) that the client crashed for all ElvUI (possible TukUI players aswell, if that option exists there aswell, I am not sure) users. Upon relogging the client again crashed, since the old chat was saved.
Possible fix (as I was told) was to relog to a different character, (switch to the used profile) and disable that option. OR temper with the actual .lua file in SavedVariables (I again can only imagine or think of these two solutions)
As a fix I could see a limitation of how many symbols are displayed.
This incident happens to raid members, imagine what happens to spam in trade channel.