I fixed it, you were just missing the http://
You have to be exact with computers, but once you get it down majic happens.
To insert an emoticon you simply click on the face of the icon you wish to insert.
There's a batch of 16 to choose from left of the posting window.
When you click on the icon the computer is programmed to insert a mini piece of code in the text
What the computer does is... inserts a space followed by a colon then the code for the icon and ends it up with another colon and a space.
The preceding space/colon and the lagging colon/space tell the computer this is emoticon code
and whatever falls inbetween those is displayed as an emoticon
so if you put lol
inbewteen : :
then you get the L
but it's really pretty simple, you just click on the face and it inserts the code for you where ever the cursor is in the text window. just remember to give the code space on each side and it works everytime
if none of that works, get rid of the MAC