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How do the smilies work?

Aritan Maia

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Why when I type : plus ) I see a smile like this :), but when I type ; plus ) I don't get this :wink2:, when I type : plus / I don't get this :thinking: and so on??????

WHY??????????????????????????

Intriguing... :question: (btw, not : plus ? )
 
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Andrew Evans

the answer is in the smilies:

:wilt::kissed::silly::arrogant::beauty::stop::shut-mouth::cyclops:
 

Aritan Maia

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But Andrew, why is : plus ( the same as : sad : together? You see, there are shortcuts... :) (shortcutting!!!).

Intriguing...
 

Nick Deeley

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To do with how the smilies are coded into the forum software. Some shortcuts are recognised whereas some others aren't that you maybe used to in other forums and/or messaging systems.

Not all smilie packages use the same shortcuts :wink2: