'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
T: thumbs thumbs
:) Smile Smile
I: innocent innocent
A: applause applause
:cool: Cool Cool
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:* Censored Censored
Rasp: raspberry raspberry
:confused: Confused Confused
:( Frown Frown
;) Wink Wink
LOL: rotfl rotfl
*<:-)> Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
Y: yes yes
H: hyper hyper
W: wave wave
:grphg grouphug grouphug
R: reading reading
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:mad: Mad Mad
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
J: jump jump
:tu thumbs up2 thumbs up2
:no no no no no
male: male male
female: female female
:db dancing banana dancing banana
:gl good luck good luck
:cheers cheers cheers
:mw mexican wave mexican wave
:GL gloomy gloomy
:blg bawling bawling
:clap clap clap
:jiggy jiggy jiggy
:jd jaw dropping jaw dropping
:jmpg jumping jumping
M: melting melting
:wzd wizard wizard
hsy: hissyfit hissyfit
:bhd banghead banghead
:dunno: dunno dunno
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