Communicator is the preferred way of dialog between developers in the organization I work in. The program, however, has some screwed up default settings: For instance, when you paste code into a conversation, there are often changes so that code is replaced with emoticons.
This is highly annoying, and i want to turn off emoticons/smileys completely.
Note there is a similar question: How does one paste code into an Office Communicator conversation. Where answers suggest not to use Communicator. But unlike that, I do not accept suggestions not to use Communicator.
So please, here, provide details on how I turn off my communicator to not show emoticons.