I think it would be cool to have the birds and the pigs in the chat as emoticons. Example:
I've seen it on other wikis. The only thing is, every single time I get on the chat there's no one on it.
It doesn't actually work on chat; does an admin need to do this?
You would need a LOT of coding and Mediawiki pages. And coding this stuff is not my best friend.
I don't think bird ecomotions are a great idea anyway. Faces are pretty much far enough as of pictures, and chat is barely used, like you said.
What do you think?