HOW-TO add Smileys to the new Ning Text Editor - try this code if you want.
We've been using them for over a week, no problems. A few other networks have tried it out as well; no problems reported. This is simpler code than previous Smiley versions and works with tinyMCE's own API so it should be safe to use. Try it if you want.
If it causes you any problems or if you suddenly discover any new problems at all on your site, remove the code and see if the problems go away. This goes for ALL code in your Custom Code box. Ning can't anticipate every type of code or app that NCs add to their Custom Code boxes and coders and app makers can't tell how their code or apps might react to future changes made by Ning. So any network problems you find, always remove code first and see if that fixes things!