then after sending:
according to someone knowledgeable this is
<img src="styles/default/xenforo/clear.png" class="mceSmilieSprite mceSmilie39" alt=":yuck:" title="Yuck :yuck:">
So it's displaying three times? I shortly had the smilie manager installed, but uninstalled it. Tried deleting all smilies both backend and hard, importing new, and this persists.
spent hours on this, taking a break soon but hope someone might be able to enlighten me!