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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!

Standard Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:) Smilie Smilie
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:P Poke Toungue Out Poke Toungue Out
;) Wink Wink
:lol: lol lol
:eyepop: eyepop eyepop
:thumbsup: thumbsup thumbsup
:rofl: rofl rofl
:hi: wave wave
:welcome: welcome welcome
:( sad sad
:sadeyes: Sad puppy-dog eyes Sad puppy-dog eyes
:mad2: angry angry
:shrug: shrug shrug
:question: Question Question
:thanx: Thanx Thanx
:help: help help
:confused2: Confused 2 Confused 2
:rolleyes: roll eyes roll eyes
:screwy: screwy screwy
:scared: scared scared
:doh: D'Oh D'Oh
:whistle: Whistling Whistling
:prey: prey prey
:cool: cool12 cool12
:2thumbs: 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
:sad: sad sad
:poke: Poke Stick Poke Stick
:nerd: nerd nerd
:ashamed: ashamed5 ashamed5
:zzz2: sleeping2 sleeping2
:innocent: innocent innocent
:work: construction construction
:prey2: prey2 prey2
:einstein: Einstein Einstein
:love: love1 love1
:help3: help help
:scared2: scared2 scared2
:ship2: Spacecraft 2 Spacecraft 2
:confused: confused24 confused24
:earth: Earth Earth
:lol2: lol2 lol2
:fishing: fishing fishing
:ship1: Spacecraft Spacecraft
:confuse2: confused11 confused11
:party2: party2 party2
:drink: Drink Drink
:violin: violin violin
:argue: argue argue
:confuse3: confused6 confused6
:party: party party
:campfire: Camp Fire Camp Fire
:jump2: jump2 jump2
:thanks: Thank you Thank you
:fight: fighting40 fighting40
:cold: cold cold
:painting: painting painting
:camera: Camera Camera
:jump: jump1 jump1
:google: Google Google
:evil2: evilgrin36 evilgrin36
:rundog: running dog running dog
:rover2: Mars Rover 2 Mars Rover 2
:cheers: cheers cheers
:computer: on computer on computer
:bowdown: Bow Down Bow Down
:clap: jumpclap jumpclap
:tasdevil: tasdevil tasdevil
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:evil: evilgrin10 evilgrin10
:rover1: Mars Rover Mars Rover
:birthday: birthday birthday
:newbie: newbie newbie
:cloudy: Black Cloud Black Cloud
:juggle: juggle juggle
:stupid: stupid stupid
:abduct: Abduct Abduct
:eek: eeksign eeksign
:gday: G'day G'day
:bashcomp: Bash Computer Bash Computer
:jawdrop: jawdrop jawdrop
:windy: Windy Windy
:driving: driving driving
:rockband: rockband rockband
:family2: Family2 Family2
:anaut: Astronaut Astronaut
:xmas: xmas xmas
:atom: Atom Atom
:zzz: sleeping sleeping
:gamer: Video Game Video Game
:cool2: cool20 cool20
:reindeer: reindeer reindeer
:family: Family Family
:mad: mad7 mad7
:astron: Astronomer Astronomer
:sunny: Sunny Sunny
:cool3: cool8 cool8
:rain: raining raining
:face: Face Face
:love2: love2 love2
:wink2: winking devil winking devil
:help2: help2 help2
:scared3: scared3 scared3
:stargaze: Star Gazing Star Gazing

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