When I click the 'add reply' to post there is no option for any smileys showing up at all? I'm on an iPad, don't know if that makes any difference? I find smileys really good for making sure posts come across like their intended to as its really easy for them not to on the Internet, as you can't hear the tone of voice or see the poster's expression. The only one that works is if I type : ) but that face doesn't fit for everything. Is there a magic button or something to make the smileys appear?
Smilies are disabled by default. To enable, click on your username in the upper right corner, select Profile > Display and check "Show BBCode toolbar when writing posts." to get a dropdown menu of smilies to choose from above the message box.
or check out the Smilies section at the bottom of the help page.