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