Smilies are a nice way of adding a little expression to a posting, so I'm all for them too. I've had a scoot around the web this evening, and come across a whole assortmant of the little faces. I'd rather keep the same pale yellow background to them if I can so I might try making a few myself. Watch this space!
I've updated all the existing smilies in the posts, and added quite a few new ones too. For the moment the message icons remain the same, but I intend to update these too at some point. Emoticons as they are called are a great way to add expression to a post.