The point of the shoutbox is to shout not post a bunch of smilies like drums and things like
. And some people post nothing but smilies. I think it should be text only because it's really annoying to see it a smiliey gallery. It got a lot better after we made the rule of no excessive smilies but some new members aren't having the best shoutbox courtesy and it would clean up the shoutbox and be used what its intended for.