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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
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
*whack Whack - lol Whack - lol
;) Wink Wink
:\ oh well oh well
:D Big Grin Big Grin
??? question question
*inlove in love in love
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: EEK! EEK!
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
*snowhat Snowmanhat Snowmanhat
*snowman Snowman Snowman
*bauble Bauble Bauble
*rudolf Rudolf Rudolf
*xmashat04 Xmashat004 Xmashat004
*reindeer Reindeer Reindeer
*xmashat01 xmashat001 xmashat001
*snowflake Snowflake Snowflake
*BigXmashat Xmashat029 Xmashat029
*waving WavingXmas WavingXmas
*crazyxmas CrazyXmas CrazyXmas
Additional smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
*owl owl owl
:J) Jester Jester
*hthrob2 heartthrob heartthrob
:R) read read
*devil devil devil
*yes yes yes
*ipop eyepop eyepop
*hthrob1 heartthrob heartthrob
*zzz zzz zzz
*party party party
*nono no no no no
*sob sob sob
:HE) hearteyes hearteyes
:B) blush blush
*sarc sarcasm sarcasm
!!! exclamation exclamation
*cry cry cry
*moon moon moon
--> arrow arrow
*shh silence silence
>:( angry angry
:b tongue tongue
*burger burger burger
:W) wreck wreck
*pnc panic panic
*brush brush brush
*chty chatterbox chatterbox
*wave wave wave
:U) bug bug
:[ sad sad
*idea idea idea
:C) chef chef
*crazy crazy crazy
t-dwn thumbs down thumbs down
*crap crap crap
8) smart smart
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
*ywn yawn yawn
*livid livid livid
t-up thumbs up thumbs up
*eyebrows eyebrows eyebrows
:| indifferent indifferent
*lovesick lovesick lovesick
*chr cheers cheers
*smash smash smash
*note notice notice
*susp suspicious suspicious
*couple couple couple
:O oh oh
:} chatty chatty
*clap applause applause
O:) angel angel
*erm erm erm
>:[ seeing red seeing red

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