If you’re using Jira, you’ve seen it take your SQL and mangle it into emoticon nonsense:
Here is a simple greasemonkey script to undo this madness. It is enabled for all urls that match “jira” (you may need to change this to match your installation). It walks through the DOM looking for img elements with the ‘emoticon’ class, and replaces them with a text node. May your journey be free from extraneous gold stars, forevermore.