personnally I still don't see the point to have graphical smileys in an IRC client. IRC is text so why add ugly gfx?
all chat programs I have (trillian/certain webchats I hardly ever use) I always disable the smileys because I think they are ugly and you can express so much better by ASCII :-] they always screw up your sentences too :-[ (like: (17:08) make the last 2 chars a 'cool smiley' for instance...)
Have you ever notice how people who are agains implementing emoticons, always reffere to them as "smileys" ..
<-- smiley.. (yes..)
:tongue: <-- smiley!? (yes, but FGS no!)
emoticons are used to show your emotions..
"fake" body language..
not to "smile" ..
Just wanted to make this "point" ..