Have had a message from Daniel on the smiley request
I'm really sorry it hasn't gone live today. I've checked several times today, and apparently there is an issue with the process of moving site changes from our development server to the live server, which needs to be fixed before the icons can be made live.
I know that switching over a few emoticons seems like a very minor issue, but I know the team are working hard on fixing the issue, which affects small development jobs just as much as larger ones. I'm as frustrated as you probably are with the delay, but if could bear with us just a little longer, I'd be very grateful.
I'll chase it up again first thing tomorrow morning!