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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
:o Surprised Surprised
:) Smile Smile
:( Sad Sad
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:p Razz Razz
;) Wink Wink
:D Very Happy Very Happy
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: Suprised Suprised
Imported Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:grin: Very Happy Very Happy
:lol: Laughing Laughing
:-D Very Happy Very Happy
;-) Wink Wink
8-) Cool Cool
:wink: Wink Wink
8) Cool Cool
:roll: Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
:???: Confused Confused
:evil: Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
:-? Confused Confused
:cry: Crying (very sad) Crying (very sad)
:-o Surprised Surprised
:oops: Embaressed Embaressed
:sad: Sad Sad
:razz: Razz Razz
:-( Sad Sad
:-P Razz Razz
:smile: Smile Smile
:-x Mad Mad
:-) Smile Smile
:x Mad Mad