"Still trying to figure out how to use these cute little colorful ritters off to the side."
Actually, just tap the desired Emoticon
and the code for it is inserted at the end of the text.
It'll show up as an Emoticon when you post.
You can write a little, insert an Emoticon
, then continue writing.
Even for inserting live hyperlinks, you press URL, a bracketed version appears, paste the link, and press URL again, this time a bracketed /URL appears, denoting the end of your link. Same with bold, underline, etc.
My browser crashes periodically, I've lost material that I've spend time writing. In order to prevent that, I use a text program on my Android Tablet, and do the mCode by hand, just the codes like URL or bold. You can copy the Emoticons into the text editor as well.
Just be sure, before you post, to use the "preview before posting" option, that way if you forgot to close out the mCode, you can correct it before actually posting. Even if you do post, you can return to it later and edit it from the main comments screen. "mCode is a simple to use set of replacement bracket tags for common HTML code. They allow you to change the formatting of your posting by allowing things such as bold text, URL Hyperlinks and more. Since HTML is not allowed in forum postings, mCode can be used to replace selected HTML items when using the Standard Form. Below you will find a listing of the available mCode tags with brief descriptions on how to use them."