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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!

What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
=[ No No
8] Mask Mask
=] Yes Yes
:@ Mad Mad
:wub: Wub Wub
=O Laugh Laugh
**) Wink Wink
[=( Frown Frown
:twitcy: Twitcy Twitcy
&-) Eek Eek
=P Tongue Tongue
='( Cry Cry
:spinny: Spinny Spinny
=S Confused Confused
=) Smile Smile
=D Biggrin Biggrin
*/ Rolleyes Rolleyes
:% Radar Radar
Generic Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
;) Wink Wink
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: EEK! EEK!
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:^wacko: Wacko Wacko
:^geek: Geek Geek
:^unsure: Unsure Unsure
:^embarrassed: Embarrassed Embarrassed
:^tongue: Tongue Tongue
:^dull: Dull Dull
:^smiloe: Smiloe Smiloe
:^cool: Cool Cool
:^sleepy: Sleepy Sleepy
:^confused: Confused Confused
:^skeptical: Skeptical Skeptical
:^shocked: Shocked Shocked
:^rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes
:^mad: Mad Mad
:^wink: Wink Wink
:^laugh: Laugh Laugh
:^wideyed: Wideyed Wideyed
:^goofy: Goofy Goofy
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:*smug: Smug Smug
:*grin: Biggrin Biggrin
:*smile: Smile Smile
:*rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes
:*no: No No
:*nerd: Nerd Nerd
:*mad: Mad Mad
:*yes: Yes Yes
:*laugh: Laugh Laugh
:*wub: Wub Wub
:*huh: Huh Huh
:*worried: Worried Worried
:*err: Err Err
:*wink: Wink Wink
:*embarrassed: Embarrassed Embarrassed
:*tongue: Tongue Tongue
:*confused: Confused Confused

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