All the smilies which weren't removed have now been added to Imgur. It's not 100% reliable, but it's better than losing a whole server of smilies every few months! Thanks to all those who have hosted smilies and helped me in the past.
Also tracked down a few more broken smilies and fixed a couple random things.
I'm probably going to be doing some more updates in the next days/weeks/months. Seeing all the great smilies people have contributed over the years really makes me want to get this heap up and running again :)
I'd love it if the few of you who still visit please Like MySmilies on Facebook. It'd help me out and keep me motivated :)
Alrighty, noticed another smiley server went down. In the coming days I plan to upload all the smilies to Imgur. That should ensure the smilies stay around forever (in Internet time).
Any smilies I haven't gotten explicit permission to use will be removed from the site (I've been wanting to for a while).
Lastly, I noticed over a thousand smilies that were missing from the site somehow and also a few incorrect URLs. Those have been added/fixed.
Finally got some smiley servers up and running.
Thanks to the following folks for helping out:
Tshirtpatch.com (banner above).
ForsakenClans.com - A werewolf vs vampire multi player game site.
crowd9.com - been a smiley host for quite a while.
Thanks again, guys!
I'm aware the smilies are down. Sorry I didn't make a post earlier. I've been in contact with some people trying to get it back up, but apparently the guy that hosts the smilies is unreachable -_-
The smilies are a pretty ridiculous burden on any machine/network, so the only surprise is they lasted as long as they did.
Anyway, if you think you can help send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looks like the smilies are back :)