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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!

Generic Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:bow2: Bow2 Bow2
:icon_police: Icon Police Icon Police
:sadpace: Sadpace Sadpace
:thinking: Thinking Thinking
:) Smile Smile
:fishy: Fishy Fishy
:angry: Angry Angry
:doh: Doh Doh
:rockout: Rockout Rockout
:sleep: Sleep Sleep
:bug: Bug Bug
:( Frown Frown
:clap: Clap Clap
:lol: Lol Lol
:shock2: Shock2 Shock2
:wave: Wave Wave
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:radioactive: Radioactive Radioactive
:bonk: Bonk Bonk
:halloween1: Halloween1 Halloween1
:rofl2: Rofl2 Rofl2
:spit: Spit Spit
:crayfish: Crayfish Crayfish
:mad: Mad Mad
:angel: Angel Angel
:devil: Devil Devil
:ohnoes: Ohnoes Ohnoes
:slap: Slap Slap
:sick: Sick Sick
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:confused: Confused Confused
:chuckle: Chuckle Chuckle
:king: King King
:scratchhead: Scratchhead Scratchhead
:thumbdown: Thumbdown Thumbdown
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:hi: Hi Hi
:banghead: Banghead Banghead
:hahano: Hahano Hahano
:rofl: Rofl Rofl
:smash: Smash Smash
:crab: Crab Crab
:agree: Agree Agree
:crazy: Crazy Crazy
:loser: Loser Loser
:shrug: Shrug Shrug
:woot2: Woot2 Woot2
;) Wink Wink
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: EEK! EEK!
Imported Smiles
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:chillpill: Chillpill Chillpill
:chairshot: Chairshot Chairshot
:hide: Hide Hide
:orly: Orly Orly
:thankyousign: Thankyousign Thankyousign
:sicko: Sicko Sicko
:wazzup: Wazzup Wazzup
:GrowUp: GrowUp GrowUp
:newbie: Newbie Newbie
:repuke: Repuke Repuke
:werdsign: Werdsign Werdsign
:birthday: Birthday Birthday
:helpme: Helpme Helpme
:faint: Faint Faint
:icon_date: Icon Date Icon Date
:peepwall: Peepwall Peepwall
:tmi: Tmi Tmi
:swim: Swim Swim
:bump: Bump Bump
:help: Help Help
:nopity: Nopity Nopity
:stupid: Stupid Stupid
:wtflol: Wtflol Wtflol
:penny: Penny Penny
:greenbouncer: Greenbouncer Greenbouncer
:lamer: Lamer Lamer
:repost: Repost Repost
:vommit: Vommit Vommit
:ban: Ban Ban
:crutches: Crutches Crutches
:english: English English
:icon_bolt: Icon Bolt Icon Bolt
:partysmiley: Partysmiley Partysmiley
:thread: Thread Thread
:blahblah: Blahblah Blahblah
:hashy_diaf: Hashy Diaf Hashy Diaf
:nonono: Nonono Nonono
:sign_welcome: Sign Welcome Sign Welcome
:worthless: Worthless Worthless
:hijacked: Hijacked Hijacked
:fight: Fight Fight
:icon_stupid: Icon Stupid Icon Stupid
:popcorn: Popcorn Popcorn
:tool: Tool Tool
:attention: Attention Attention

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