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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!

Standard Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:| Indifferent Indifferent
;) Wink Wink
:mad: Mad Mad
:cool: Cool Cool
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:o Embarrassed Embarrassed
:confused: Confused Confused
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:durrr: Durrrrrrr Durrrrrrr
NIN Logos
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
|/| NIN logo 2 NIN logo 2
@/ The Spiral The Spiral
|\| | |/| NIN logo NIN logo
Oldschool Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
::)) Smile Smile
::(( Frown Frown
::|| Indifferent Indifferent
::DD Big Grin Big Grin
;;)) Wink Wink
::mad:: Mad Mad
::oo Embarrassed Embarrassed
::PP Tongue Out Tongue Out
::confused:: Confused Confused