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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!

Standard Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:blah: Blah Blah
:) Smilie Smilie
:mad: Mad Mad
:hang: Hangin' Head Hangin' Head
:lock: Lock The Thread! Lock The Thread!
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:confused: Confused Confused
:weird: Weird Weird
:winamp: winamp winamp
:igor: Igor Igor
:stare: Stare Stare
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:bin: Recycle Bin Recycle Bin
;) Wink Wink
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:down: Thumbs Down Thumbs Down
:( Frown Frown
:cry: Cryin' Cryin'
:drool: Drool Drool
:cool: Cool Cool
:up: Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
:tinfoil: Tinfoil Hat Tinfoil Hat
:D Big Grin Big Grin