Whenever I quote someone using a parenthetical, the winking emoticon appears in my quote.
For example, If I'm discussing famous presidential speeches (such as "four score and seven years ago"
and use parentheses, the site's coding inserts the winking emoticon. To get around this, I have to edit my post by putting an extra space between right parenthetical and quotation mark. The net result is ("four score and seven years ago" ), which can seem unsightly at times.
A change should be made to the site's code (by that, I mean programming), so that a quotation mark and a parenthetical WON'T make an emoticon if the quotation mark doesn't have a space after a letter. This way, people won't accidentally put the emoticon in their quote (and single quotes as well).