Smiley requests are going overboard IMO. A lot of the smilies don't even convey an emotion and are just the normal face of someone's favorite soccer player...
Smilies like these actually make sense:
:hhh : pissed:
ope : ohyeah:
:eddie : shocked:
and many others like them are just faces with little to no emotion portrayed in them.
Just my 2 cents ¯\_(ツ)_/¯