When you use the "Quick Reply" at the bottom of a posting, click "switch to full reply screen" (you can do this after you have started a response without losing what you have typed) and the option to use emoticons will be available. Then you can pick the posting icon as seen on the left and then click the "happy face" in the options bar and it will give you a menu of optional emoticons.
and put the code in your post.
Here you can also use the Bold
to dress up
Hope that helps everyone, maybe we can get some creative posts to try and read.