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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
  • Generic Smilies
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :erm:
    Erm
    Erm
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :crylaugh:
    Crying with laughter
    Crying with laughter
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :wtf:
    WTF
    WTF
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!