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Emoticons are here!

Well, while we are not breaking any news here, I did want to make a post about the emoticons you can use on this site. I know I promised that I would get this out the other day but better late than never right? So basically it will automatically detect emoticons based on a handful of standard ones. Below you will find a table of those emoticons


emoticon :smile:


emoticon :grin:


emoticon :sad:


emoticon :angry:


emoticon :crying:


emoticon :scared:


emoticon :kiss:


emoticon :winking:


emoticon :tongue:


emoticon :straight-face:


emoticon :not-talking:


emoticon :halo:




emoticon :cool:





So how do you use them? You can simple surround the word in the left side in colon characters and it will work! So for example, to do a smile you can do the standard colon with parenthesis or you can do :smile : (with no space of course). I had to leave that space in there so it would not parse it, but don't leave it in and you get the same smiley face... see emoticon :smile:

I will also post an article later with all the emoticons and the ASCII-art equivalents You can certainly post the word, but most people use the ASCII art version so it will be helpful to know what those are.

I hope you guys enjoy using them! Let's not go overboard though... I think an emoticon here and there can really lift your post at times. Enjoy!

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MaeLou wrote on May 19, 2014, 9:08 PM

Very neat! Thank you!

ella-romao wrote on May 19, 2014, 10:25 PM

i love coll. :kiss

AinsleyJo1952 wrote on June 7, 2014, 12:11 PM

Okay!!! Let's see how this works by doing a little experiment...

If it looks like it's supposed to look, I'll know that I'm doing it right -- and thanks for helping me out...

I emoticon :heart: Larry The CanMan!!! He's soooooooooooooo C emoticon :cool: emoticon :cool: L !!!

AinsleyJo1952 wrote on June 7, 2014, 12:13 PM

Yep! It looks like it's supposed to look!!! emoticon :winking:

SandraLynn wrote on June 9, 2014, 3:35 PM

Yay! I'm very effusive and emoticon :heart: the emoticons! Thank you :)

MarshaMusselman wrote on June 29, 2014, 10:25 AM

Thanks, Will. I don't have a clue what you mean by the ASCII art equivalents, so if you've already done that post you can just tell me the title so I know what to look for, or let me know when you do write it if you haven't already.

I'm on a different site that uses it's own coding for emoticons and other things, so I'm familiar with ways to have the spacing so the code will stay. That part is quite understandable for me. emoticon :smile:

MelissaE wrote on January 5, 2015, 8:05 PM

I've never been a big fan of emoticons. I'm not really sure how to use them, but thank you for sharing the post. I may try it out just in case I have the need for one.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 15, 2015, 7:38 AM


Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 15, 2015, 7:39 AM

Sorry, but I still don´t know how to do many of your emotions as the failed attempt above shows. More detail please in easy to understand instructions.

rebelann1949 wrote on February 15, 2015, 10:09 AM

Why thank you for these instructions however I'm not sure if I really caught on, you put

Last Edited: February 15, 2015, 10:10 AM

rebelann1949 wrote on February 15, 2015, 10:12 AM

Well, so much for editing, that surely did not work emoticon :smile:
Ok, I tried to put

rebelann1949 wrote on February 15, 2015, 10:14 AM

K, I'm getting really frustrated with this, my comments are being chopped up, Why?

rebelann1949 wrote on February 15, 2015, 10:17 AM

Would you please re write this so I can try once more? I get the =) or =( or =\ but the heart doesn't work nor the other so far and the worst part is I don't know which symbols to use for the devil or angry emoticon. Thanks emoticon :smile:

ViperGirl85 wrote on February 15, 2015, 10:34 PM

How did I not know about this lol?! emoticon :smile:

cheri wrote on May 28, 2015, 5:03 AM

I will be trying this on my future posts and comments.