argh! another casualty of the latest update to the board software! i'll fix the smilies now, and add some of the ones requested.
which is to say, there *were* regular smiling and winking smilies, which shouldn't have disappeared. thanks for the hat smilie, and the melodramatic one. i really ought to go through and organize the smilies a little better, and maybe weed out some of the ones that we don't use.
perhaps soon-ish, i'll have people vote for their favorites, and limit the total to, i don't know, a hundred of our favorites.
edit: added them, will tweak the smilies some more later.
i did skip the big grin smilie dr. d suggested, mostly because we already had several that, for some reason, weren't showing up properly. they're back, and on the front posting page for your convenience. they also have the more simple codes: (without the spaces, they are as follows) : D =
: - D =
: ) =
; ) =
: lol : =
further update: the problem with smilies not showing up is proving more complicated than i expected, and w strangely feels i should spend some time with her today, rather than in my room fiddling with computer settings. i will keep working on this, and attempt to give everyone the wealth of smilies that we've grown accustomed to on this board.
there are also some other cool modifications that i may be announcing in the near future, presuming i can get them up and running. they're the kind of thing that made w say "oooooh, cool!" when i told her about them, so hopefully that'll be enough of a teaser to make people await the next announcement with 'bated breath.