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