I've stopped using the basic smiley as I think it looks like someone actually laughing and seems to dominate the text nearby
:smile: gives - far too happy for the job IMHO
:D seems fine (it is the same as
:smiley: ) and
:grinning: also available
:( which displays as
:frowning: looks equally excessive like
:) to my eye.
:anguished: available as an alternative.
No Beer Emoticon ... I'd probably get away with using when thanking Tara, not sure how Graz would feel though?!
and, Good News!, no need for a Snipped ICON as second-poster should get notification, in real time, that a new post has been made in the thread already.
Just chucking out thoughts as they occur to me ...