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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
:smile: Smile Smile
:boxer: Boxer Boxer
:censored: Censored Censored
:bangheadonwall: Bang Head on Wall Bang Head on Wall
:whee: Whee! Whee!
:ick: Ick! Ick!
:redface: Redface Redface
:cool: Cool Cool
:piggie: Piggie Piggie
:<3: <3 <3
:glare: Glare Glare
:ford: Ford Ford
:confused: Confused Confused
:picard: Picard Picard
:rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes
:cry: Cry Cry
:unsure: Unsure Unsure
:grin: Grin Grin
:davar55: davar55 davar55
:crazy: Crazy Crazy
:coffee: Coffee Coffee
:sad: Sad Sad
:devil: Devil Devil
:tire: Tire Tire
:w00t: W00t W00t
:help: Help Help
:jvang: jvang jvang
:mooc: MOOC MOOC
:loco: Loco Loco
:shock: Shock Shock
:down: Down Down
:huh: Huh Huh
:richd: RichD RichD
:mad: Mad Mad
:brian-e: Brian-E Brian-E
:hello: Hello Hello
:thumbs-down: Thumbs Down Thumbs Down
:cmd: cmd cmd
:ermm: Ermm Ermm
:wink: Wink Wink
:lol: LOL LOL
:spinner: Spinner Spinner
:rgerbicz: R. Gerbicz R. Gerbicz
:mellow: Mellow Mellow
:beatdown: Beatdown Beatdown
:big grin: Big Grin Big Grin
:thumbs-up: Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
:chevy: Chevy Chevy
:sick: Sick Sick
:ernst: Ernst Ernst
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:nuke: Nuke Nuke
:bang: Bang! Bang!
:evil: Evil Evil
:confused2: Confused Confused
:yucky: Yucky Yucky
:nsfw: NSFW NSFW
:blahblahblah: Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
:tu: Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
:nocomment: No Comment No Comment
:no: No No
:beer2: Beer Beer
:exclaim: Exclaim Exclaim
:minus: minus minus
:groan: Groan Groan
:question: Question Question
:alex: Alex Alex
:poop: Poop Poop
:plus: plus plus
:bow: Bow Bow
:max: Max Max
:rant: Rant Rant
:alien: Alien Alien
:mike: Mike Mike
:furious: Furious Furious
:leaving: Leaving? Leaving?
:razz: Razz Razz
:davieddy: Davieddy Davieddy
:blush: Blush Blush
:surprised: Surprised Surprised
:geek: Geek Geek
:gah: Gah! Gah!
:ouch2: Ouch Ouch
:fusion: Fusion Fusion
:surrender Surrender Surrender
:truck: Truck Truck
:rakes: Rakes Rakes
:sirrobin: Sir Robin Sir Robin
:judge: Judge Judge
:doh!: Doh! Doh!
:rogue: rogue rogue
:banned: Banned! Banned!
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
:blahblah: Blah Blah Blah Blah
:jail: Jail Jail
:newcat: New Cat New Cat
:showoff: Showoff Showoff
:uncwilly: Uncwilly Uncwilly
:book: Book Book
:petrw1: petrw1 petrw1
:stirpot: Stirring the Pot Stirring the Pot
:ross: Ross Ross
:missingteeth: Missing Teeth Missing Teeth
:snake1: Snake1 Snake1
:innocent: Innocent Innocent
:nick: Nick Nick
:sleep: Sleep Sleep
:buddy: Buddy Buddy
:popcorn: Popcorn Popcorn
:hankie: Hankie Hankie
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:love: Love Love
:sos: SOS SOS
:fish1: Fish1 Fish1
:numbskull: Numbskull Numbskull
:flex: Flex Flex
:bump2: Bump Bump
:richard-n-ernst: Richard & Ernst Richard & Ernst
:pcl: PCL PCL
:toot: Toot Toot
:squash: Squash Squash
:cat: Cat Cat
:pals: Pals Pals
:lock: Lock Lock
:spam2: Spam Spam
:markrose: Mark Rose Mark Rose
:spot: Spot Spot
:s485122: S485122 S485122
:ouch1: Ouch Ouch
:flyingpig: Flying Pig Flying Pig
:spider: Spider Spider
:zakg: ZAKG ZAKG
:whack: Whack! Whack!
:not prime: Not Prime! Not Prime!
:pancakebunny: Pancake Bunny Pancake Bunny
:snapoutofit: Snap out of It! Snap out of It!
:xmastree: Xmas Tree Xmas Tree
:beer: Beer Beer
:edit: Edit Edit
:pinhodecarlos: pinhodecarlos pinhodecarlos
:digging: Digging Digging
:tantrum: Tantrum Tantrum
:kracker: kracker kracker
:unhappyme: Unhappy Me Unhappy Me
:chappy: chappy chappy
:alien2: Alien Alien
:two cents: Two Cents Two Cents
:banana: Banana Banana
:chris2be8: chris2be8 chris2be8
:jcrombie: jcrombie jcrombie
:crank: Crank Crank
:lavalamp: lavalamp lavalamp
:victor: victor victor
:tom: Tom Tom
:danaj: danaj danaj
:yzzyx: Yzzyx Yzzyx
:madpoo: Madpoo Madpoo
:ignore: Ignore Ignore
:snipe: Snipe! Snipe!
:bow wave: Bow Wave Bow Wave
:raman: Raman Raman
:sorry: I'm Sorry! I'm Sorry!
:mally: Mally Mally
:drama: Drama Drama
:reality-check: Reality Check! Reality Check!
:threadhijacked: Thread Hijacked Thread Hijacked
:rtfm: RTFM RTFM
:deadhorse: Dead Horse Dead Horse
:goodposting: Good Posting Good Posting
:camping: Camping Camping
:weirdo: Weirdo Weirdo
:batalov: Batalov Batalov
:spam: Spam Spam
:tts: This Thread Sucks! This Thread Sucks!
:juggle: Juggle Juggle
:kladner: kladner kladner
:iws: I'm With Stupid I'm With Stupid
:rajula: Rajula Rajula
:mdettweiler: mdettweiler mdettweiler
:dubslow: Dubslow Dubslow
:cheesehead: cheesehead cheesehead
:paul: Paul Paul
:curtisc: curtisc curtisc
:motorhome: Motorhome Motorhome
:bounce: Bounce Bounce
:anurag: Anurag Anurag
:george: George George
:chalsall: Chalsall Chalsall
:et_: ET_ ET_
:joe o: Joe O Joe O
:jokedrum: Joke Drum Joke Drum
:shark: Shark! Shark!
:bounce wave: Bounce Wave Bounce Wave
:maybeso: Maybeso Maybeso
:kosmaj: Kosmaj Kosmaj
:bob: Bob Bob
:groupwave: Group Wave Group Wave
:wacky: Wacky Wacky
:wblipp: wblipp wblipp
:ban: Ban! Ban!
:grenade: Grenade Grenade
:skiing: Skiing Skiing
:pirate: Pirate Pirate
:philmoore: philmoore philmoore
:jumpingfish: Jumping Fish Jumping Fish
:axn: axn axn
:wombatman: wombatman wombatman
:fight: Fight! Fight!
:laurv: LaurV LaurV
:pong: Pong Pong
:bmw: BMW BMW
:bsquared: bsquared bsquared
:Кот: Кот Кот
:party: Party Party
:wraithx: WraithX WraithX
:anonymous: Anonymous Anonymous
:shit-just-got-real: Shit Just Got Real Shit Just Got Real
:montypython1: Monty Python Monty Python
:explode: Explode Explode
:hooked: Hooked Hooked
:crgreathouse: CRGreathouse CRGreathouse
:sparta: This is Sparta! This is Sparta!
:bear: Bear Bear
:ouch: Ouch! Ouch!
:scary: Scary Scary
:swellman: swellman swellman
:farley: Farley Farley
:wrong: Wrong Wrong
:hamster: Hamster Hamster
:dc: Dramatic Chipmunk Dramatic Chipmunk
:awesome: You're Awesome! You're Awesome!
:soapbox: Soap Box Soap Box
:ch: Can of Worms Can of Worms
:dealwithit: Deal With It Deal With It
:bump: Bump Bump
:dunecat: Dunecat Dunecat
:woltman: George Woltman George Woltman
:dnftt: Do Not Feed The Trolls Do Not Feed The Trolls
:hot-water: Hot Water Hot Water
:badspelling: Bad Spelling Bad Spelling
:tank: Tank Tank
:busy: Busy Busy
:offensive: Offensive Offensive
:faf: Found a Factor! Found a Factor!
:poke: Poke Poke
:bs meter: BS Meter BS Meter
:tenyears: 10 Years! 10 Years!
:clap: Clap Clap
:oolong: Oolong Oolong
:hmm: Hmm Hmm
:never again: Never Again Never Again
:your opinion: Your Opinion Your Opinion
:ttu: Two Thumbs Up Two Thumbs Up
:not-sure: Not Sure Not Sure
:busted: Busted! Busted!
:answers: Answers Answers
:caps-lock: Caps Lock Caps Lock
:kitten: Kitten Kitten
:escalated: Escalated Escalated
:alien 3: Alien 3 Alien 3
:flamewar: Flamewar Flamewar
:huh2: Huh 2 Huh 2
:token: Token Token
:featurebug: It's a Feature, Not a Bug! It's a Feature, Not a Bug!
:office: Office Office
:thl: Two Hours Later Two Hours Later
:pb: Princess Bride Princess Bride
:retina: retina retina
:raccoon: Raccoon Raccoon
:google: Google Google
:failed: Failed! Failed!
:thread: Thread Thread
:humorous: Humorous Humorous
:atheist: Atheist Atheist
:iceberg: Iceberg Iceberg
:orly owl: ORLY Owl ORLY Owl
:derailed: Derailed Derailed
:mothra: Mothra Mothra
:barbie: Barbie Barbie
:all: All The Options All The Options
:woah: Woah! Woah!
:orly emu: ORLY Emu ORLY Emu
:omg: OMG OMG
:choppa: Choppa Choppa
:moderator kitteh: Moderator Kitteh Moderator Kitteh
:direction: Thread Direction Thread Direction
:lalalalala: LaLaLaLaLA LaLaLaLaLA
:primenet: PrimeNet PrimeNet
:xyzzy: Xyzzy Xyzzy
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