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Smilies
'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
:) Smile Smile
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:( Frown Frown
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
;) Wink Wink
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:cool: Cool Cool
:facepalm: FacePalm FacePalm
:thumbsup: Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
:puke: Puke Puke
:headbang: Head Bang Head Bang
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:blah: Blah Blah
:bump Bump Bump
:clap: Clap Clap
:lurk: Lurk Lurk
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:rant: Rant Rant
:violin: Violin Violin
:wtf: WTF WTF
:drama: Drama Drama
:soapbox: Soapbox Soapbox
:admin: Admin Admin
:agree: Agree Agree
:anyone: Anyone Anyone
:badday: Bad Day Bad Day
:ban: Ban Ban
:band: Band Band
:banned: Banned Banned
:borg: Borg Borg
:bounce: Bounce Bounce
:brainfart: Brain Fart Brain Fart
:zombie: Zombie Zombie
:zombiehand: Zombie Hand Zombie Hand
:suicide: Suicide Suicide
:snowman: Snowman Snowman
:arsekiss: Arse Kiss Arse Kiss
:teef: Teef Teef
:guru: Guru Guru
Skype Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:hug: Hug Hug
:kiss: Kiss Kiss
:handshake: Handshake Handshake
:hi: Hi Hi
:talk: Talk Talk
:thumbs up: Thumbs up Thumbs up
:devil: Devil Devil
:bow: Bow Bow
:thumbs down: Thumbs down Thumbs down
:giggle: Giggle Giggle
:snooze: Snooze Snooze

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