I posted this a few weeks ago in the hacks forum but had no response.
Over at vbulletin.org there's a new addon for the quick reply box giving a dropdown for smileys: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=99532
However, when you try to use it in the gallery quickrepy (showimage.php) the smileys do not appear. the icon is there but the dropdown menu is empty
I have tried moving my gallery installation to below the forum root, that doesn't help.
If you read the thread on vb
.org you'll see that the author doesn't use the gallery ... I did actually give him admincp access but he was unable to find where the smilies were populated.
So I'm hoping that by posting this someone will come up with a fix ...