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