Smilies and Emojis are two styles of emoticons found in social media applications.

Smilies are text patterns that were originally meant to resemble human expressions. The most common smiley is :) which is the basic smiling face. There are many variations. For example this represents a wink ;) . Many applications recognize these patterns and substitute an emoticon in place of the text string. For example :) will be displayed as 😀 and ;) will become 😉.

The Organ Forum software used to make the emoticon substitution whenever it encountered smiley text patterns. Unfortunately, it would often make these substitutions when an emoticon was not intended. For example, it would display as site😲, incorrectly interpreting the :o pattern as a smiley. In previous versions of the Forum software, authors could elect to turn off smilies on a post-by-post basis, but this option was removed from the current software release. Although this current limitation can be worked around using BBCode tags, the process is awkward and to avoid confusion, emoticon displays have been disabled for smiley text. User interface features that facilitated the insertion of smilies have been disabled. It is still possible, of course, to use the various text based smiley representations, but they will appear in their textual form, not as emoticons.

Emojis are character based emoticons, that is, a font based character glyph. Whereas the smiley emoticon is an image that is substituted for a text pattern, emojis are a character in a font. Because of this, there is no misinterpreting text patterns as emoticons, and there are a great variety of emojis to choose from. Emojis can be inserted into post by using the emoji button Click image for larger version  Name:	emojiButton.png Views:	0 Size:	1.3 KB ID:	758382 in the toolbar of the Advanced Editor.

Click image for larger version  Name:	emojiWindow.png Views:	0 Size:	46.4 KB ID:	758383This will display a window containing the emojis currently available to the system. You can easily select emojis in a category by clicking a category icon from the toolbar at the top of the window. The Food and drinks category is selected in the displayed image example.

You can also search for specific emojis by typing a search term in the Search emoji... search box
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Clicking on emoji image will insert the emoji at the current position of the text cursor in the editor.

Because emojis are font characters you can size them just as you size any text, by selecting the emoji in your text and changing the font size from the editor toolbar. The bag of money emojis the example below are displayed in the default text size and a text size of 48.