'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
:p :p :p
:P :P :P
:) Smilie Smilie
:bunny: Bunny Bunny
:cool: Cool Cool
:llama: Llama Llama
:anime: anime anime
:up: Up Up
:cry: Cry Cry
:| neutral neutral
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:jest: Jester Jester
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:deal: Deal Deal
:blink: blink blink
:king: King King
:sheep: Sheep Sheep
:rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes
:report: Reporter Reporter
:Pint: Pint Pint
:new: New New
:( Sad Sad
:lovestruc Lovestruck Lovestruck
:lol: lol lol
:mod: Mod Mod
:giggler: Giggler Giggler
;) Wink Wink
:help: Help Help
:wtf: wtf wtf
:alarm: Alarm Alarm
:!: Exclamation Exclamation
:turtle: Turtle Turtle
:call: Call Call
:heyhey: Heyhey Heyhey
:!!: Exclamation 2 Exclamation 2
:beer: Beer Beer
:luff: Luff Luff
:duck: Duck Duck
:gjob: Good Job Good Job
:faceslap: Face Slap Face Slap
:here: Here Here
:google: Google Google
:cylon: Cylon Cylon