I agree with Shelley on this one, and also add some form of avatar management as well. Coming from "that other software" spoiled me in particular with both manageable via the admin CP. It seems odd that software that pushes the use of some things yet it doesn't offer a way of managing them easily. Definitely a "missing link" that wouldn't clog up the core IMHO.......
Making administrating a forum easier is almost always a good thing. I'd love to be able to multi-select a butt-load of smilies and drag and drop them into a smiley category of my choice, and them automagically being uploaded.
Yeah, I don't know whether that is a good or bad thing that I remember Kier saying this.
It would be nice to see something done, anything really since the smiley manager has largely been left untouched and neglected and since there are features which are missing and should be core (mass batch smiley uploading) being a critical feature since tons of users are relying on sql files to save time.