I've stopped using the basic smiley as I think it looks like someone actually laughing and seems to dominate the text nearby

:) or :smile: gives :smile: - far too happy for the job IMHO

:D seems fine (it is the same as :smiley: :smiley: ) and :grinning: :grinning: also available

:( which displays as :frowning: :frowning: looks equally excessive like :) to my eye. :anguished: :anguished: available as an alternative.

No Beer Emoticon ... :smile: I'd probably get away with using :two_hearts: 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 ...

As always TEST tests everything :smiley:

I spent a LONG time ... at least 10 minutes :slight_smile: - trying to find a suitable Avatar based on TEST or QA ("Q&A" seemed like a suitable pun on Test and Question and Answer!! but then I thought that was probably WAY too cryptic!!)