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Smilies

Explanation

'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!

Smilie List

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Standard Smilies
  • :normal:
    Normal
    Normal
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :whistling:
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick