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'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not want ;) converted to a smilie face!

Generic Smilies

What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
;) Wink Wink
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:( Frown Frown
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: EEK! EEK!

Old smilies

What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:wacko: Wacko Wacko
:happy: Happy Happy
:rofl: Rofl Rofl
:frog: Frog Frog
:supercool: Smile7 Smile7
:artist: Artist Artist
:proud: Proud Proud
:famous: Famous Famous
:talker: Talker Talker
:animal: Animal Animal
:pirate: Pirate Pirate
:evil: Evil Evil
:kill: Smile9 Smile9
:angry: Angry Angry
:nono: Nono Nono
:errr: Errr Errr
:tongue: Smile6 Smile6
:angel: Angel Angel
:love: Love Love
:yin-yang: Yin Yang Yin Yang
:dizzy: Dizzy Dizzy
:singing: Smile3 Smile3
:alien: Alien Alien
:lol: Lol Lol
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:cry: Cry Cry
:smile: Smile Smile
:lick: Lick Lick
:wink: Wink Wink
:crazy: Crazy Crazy
:ha: Signs Signs
:lame: Lame Lame
:bowl: Bowl Bowl
:sick: Sick Sick
:kiss: Kiss Kiss
:violent: Violent Violent
:blush: Blush Blush
:shocked: Shocked Shocked
:hat: Hat Hat
:uhoh: Uhoh Uhoh
:blob: Blob Blob
:sad: Sad Sad
:ufo: Ufo Ufo
:grin: Biggrin Biggrin

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