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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
:help: help help
:question: Question Question
:thanx: Thanx Thanx
:rolleyes: roll eyes roll eyes
:confused2: Confused 2 Confused 2
:screwy: screwy screwy
:scared: scared scared
:doh: D'Oh D'Oh
:whistle: Whistling Whistling
:2thumbs: 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
:poke: Poke Stick Poke Stick
:sad: sad sad
:ashamed: ashamed5 ashamed5
:nerd: nerd nerd
:zzz2: sleeping2 sleeping2
:innocent: innocent innocent
:prey: prey prey
:cool: cool12 cool12
:thanks: Thank you Thank you
:jump2: jump2 jump2
:fight: fighting40 fighting40
:cold: cold cold
:painting: painting painting
:camera: Camera Camera
:google: Google Google
:jump: jump1 jump1
:rover2: Mars Rover 2 Mars Rover 2
:evil2: evilgrin36 evilgrin36
:rundog: running dog running dog
:cheers: cheers cheers
:computer: on computer on computer
:bowdown: Bow Down Bow Down
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:clap: jumpclap jumpclap
:tasdevil: tasdevil tasdevil
:rover1: Mars Rover Mars Rover
:evil: evilgrin10 evilgrin10
:birthday: birthday birthday
:newbie: newbie newbie
:cloudy: Black Cloud Black Cloud
:abduct: Abduct Abduct
:juggle: juggle juggle
:stupid: stupid stupid
:gday: G'day G'day
:eek: eeksign eeksign
:bashcomp: Bash Computer Bash Computer
:windy: Windy Windy
:jawdrop: jawdrop jawdrop
:family2: Family2 Family2
:driving: driving driving
:rockband: rockband rockband
:atom: Atom Atom
:anaut: Astronaut Astronaut
:xmas: xmas xmas
:gamer: Video Game Video Game
:zzz: sleeping sleeping
:family: Family Family
:cool2: cool20 cool20
:reindeer: reindeer reindeer
:astron: Astronomer Astronomer
:mad: mad7 mad7
:sunny: Sunny Sunny
:face: Face Face
:cool3: cool8 cool8
:rain: raining raining
:love2: love2 love2
:wink2: winking devil winking devil
:stargaze: Star Gazing Star Gazing
:help2: help2 help2
:scared3: scared3 scared3
:einstein: Einstein Einstein
:work: construction construction
:prey2: prey2 prey2
:love: love1 love1
:ship2: Spacecraft 2 Spacecraft 2
:help3: help help
:scared2: scared2 scared2
:earth: Earth Earth
:confused: confused24 confused24
:lol2: lol2 lol2
:ship1: Spacecraft Spacecraft
:fishing: fishing fishing
: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

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