This article is the first one of a series of about 10 tips that describe how to improve your forum when you use the famous Drupal CMS. We actually think that the previous experience we acquired recently, by improving our own discussion forum could be shared with other people, and we really hope you will find in these tips things that could be applied to your forum.
Let's begin with Smileys
Okay, this is not the most complicated thing to do. A module does this perfectly for you: Smileys. It adds a new filter, that you will have to activate for your comments and nodes through the Input Formats of your Drupal installation.
The smileys themselves are really easy to configure with the Smiley Administration page, that you will find in Site Configuration, Smileys. Note the visibility legend:
Once these steps are done, your users and visitors are know able to use any of the really well known symbols:
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