Why the smiley face in WordPress footer

I had a slight panic this morning as I noticed a smiley face had appeared in the footer on Vintage Motif.

I hadn’t spotted this before and although it was pretty small and discreet I didn’t particularly want it there.

I recently installed the Jetpack plugin which uses the GIF to monitor information on who’s visiting the site.

You don’t want to remove it as it’s got a job to do.  A quick tweak to the style sheet and included this snippet of code and all is right again.

img#wpstats{
 display: none;
 }

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