I need to turn graphic smileys off. (I hate those things.) I can't figure out how, though I remember having done it in previous versions. I checked the documentation; at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies#To_Turn_off_Graphic_Smileys it tells me I should go to the Admin Panel, Select Options > Writing, then ... but wait! I see no "Options" anywhere. It's neither a top-level menu item anywhere, nor is it a sub item. I've looked everywhere, and I've had my roommate look all over his 2.6 blog, too. I give up. Where is it hiding? Is it hiding in the same place where the option to turn off all the high-bit ASCII is, and all the extraneous carriage returns? (I'm used to typing two carriage returns between paragraphs; this results in ginormous amounts of white space between my paragraphs, because WordPress tries ever so helpfully to turn a single return into two. I wish it'd stop helping me.)
Thanks for telling me where the danged Options are hidden; two of us have tried really, really hard to locate them, with no luck.