I'd like to request please for emoticons and other similar functionalities to be made available in: either the Printable Version of threads or a separate "Amplified "Printable Version of threads. I appreciate the current Printable Version's goal which retrenches embellishments and frills. I just feel that visual emoticons do constitute the text. For example, in http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1329649, as in many other threads, users like to use the checkmark or cross to answer and explain. The lack of emoticons make the text code for emoticons grueling and toilsome to find, especially when pages of text. It's also exceedingly bleary and weary on the eyes. Thank you very much!