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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
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
;) Wink Wink
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: EEK! EEK!
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:Mail: Mail Mail
:Wave: Wave Wave
:Balloon: Balloon Balloon
:Sleepy2: Sleepy2 Sleepy2
:Ghost: Ghost Ghost
:Rainbow: Rainbow Rainbow
:Cool: Cool Cool
:Love: Love Love
:Vomit: Vomit Vomit
:Angry: Angry Angry
:Sleepy: Sleepy Sleepy
:Flower: Flower Flower
:Poo: Poo Poo
:Confused: Confused Confused
:Loser: Loser Loser
:Tongue: Tongue Tongue
:Sleeping2: Sleeping2 Sleeping2
:Drooling: Drooling Drooling
:Pig: Pig Pig
:Cold: Cold Cold
:Ligthbulb: Ligthbulb Ligthbulb
:Thinking: Thinking Thinking
:Sleeping: Sleeping Sleeping
:Drinks: Drinks Drinks
:Party: Party Party
:Clown: Clown Clown
:Laughing: Laughing Laughing
:Sweating: Sweating Sweating
:Silly: Silly Silly
:Don't-tell-Anyone: Don't Tell Anyone Don't Tell Anyone
:on-the-Phone: On The Phone On The Phone
:Zombie: Zombie Zombie
:Clock: Clock Clock
:Sun: Sun Sun
:Kiss: Kiss Kiss
:Sick2: Sick2 Sick2
:Dog: Dog Dog
:Not-Talking: Not Talking Not Talking
:Yawn2: Yawn2 Yawn2
:Cat: Cat Cat
:Straight-Face: Straight Face Straight Face
:Hug: Hug Hug
:Sick: Sick Sick
:Dizzy: Dizzy Dizzy
:Ninja: Ninja Ninja
:Yawn: Yawn Yawn
:Cake: Cake Cake
:Stars: Stars Stars
:Heart: Heart Heart
:Scared: Scared Scared
:Devil: Devil Devil
:Night: Night Night
:Winking: Winking Winking
:Broken-Heart: Broken Heart Broken Heart
:Smug: Smug Smug
:Goodbye: Goodbye Goodbye
:Sad: Sad Sad
:Dead: Dead Dead
:Nerd: Nerd Nerd
:Win: Win Win
:Bomb: Bomb Bomb
:Smoking: Smoking Smoking
:Girl: Girl Girl
:Sacred: Sacred Sacred
:Crying2: Crying2 Crying2
:Music: Music Music
:Whew: Whew Whew
:Big-Grin: Big Grin Big Grin
:smile: Smile Smile
:Gift: Gift Gift
:Rainning: Rainning Rainning
:Crying: Crying Crying

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