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