Do i have to enable something or other in my settings or otherwise so that these appear on my posts here. Every time I have tried to add a smilie to one of my posts, it just shows as text when it appears here. Not sure how I get these to work?.
you mean like this ===> 88)
yes it will apeear as text, but after you post it, it will change.
Make sure Additional Options… > Don’t use smileys. is not checked.