I put an off topic area in for you -as for the emoticons... I'll put that on my emergency to do list.Better emoticons.
But don't buy them! There are tons of free ones available. I admin a vbb so I'm just assuming 3rd party mods can be used. We wrote our own, but there are lots of free resources.
100% frivolous, but the standard set is kind of
Maybe an off topic or community forum/area. Social interaction is a way to build relationships and trust. Both important.