posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:15 PM
This is done primarily on most sites to limit the amount of "out there" content on a site. In ATS's case there are what are considered the "ATS"
smileys and what we used to call "BTS" smileys.
Most other sites completely flood their sites with smileys for people to use, but then again...smileys in general are easy to abuse, and easier to
use. The net result I think here is that the administration and moderator teams here don't want to have to worry about modding "children."