'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
:bat: bat bat
:cookie: Cookie Cookie
:brownie: brownie brownie
:2cents: 2cents 2cents
:lightbulb: lightbulb lightbulb
;) Wink Wink
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:thumbdown: thumbdown thumbdown
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:slug: slug slug
:huh: huh huh
:sheep: sheep sheep
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:tongue: tongue tongue
:cool: Cool Cool
:squiggle: squiggle squiggle
:bigsmile: bigsmile bigsmile
:bump: bump bump
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:tumbleweed: tumbleweed tumbleweed
:nanana: nanana nanana
:love: love love
:getdown: Get Down Get Down
:rofl: rofl rofl
:ma: Ma Ma
:sick: Sick Sick
:date: date date
:teeth: Teeth Teeth
:wink: wink wink
:cuss: Cuss Cuss
:nutkick: nutkick nutkick
:echair: Img60 Img60
:poke: Poke Poke
:moon: moon moon
:tease: Tease Tease
:shake: shakehands shakehands
:woot: Woot Woot
:drunk: drunk drunk
:welcome: welcome welcome
:adore: adore adore
:titanic: Titanic Titanic
:laugh: laugh laugh
:jump: Jump Jump
:ban: ban ban
:hook1: Hook1 Hook1
:luck: Luck Luck
:woohoo: woohoo woohoo
:shifty: Shifty Shifty
:dancing: dancing dancing
:bubble: Soap Bubble Soap Bubble
:wave: wave wave
:cowboy: Cowb Cowb
:noevil: noevil noevil
:hammer: Img59 Img59
:doh: Doh Doh
:photo: Photo Photo
:bike: bike bike
:poo: Poo Poo
:security: security security
:deadhorse: deadhorse deadhorse
:2in1: 2in1 2in1
:swat: Swat Swat
:idea: idea idea
:bumps: Bump Peeps Bump Peeps
:dark: dark dark
:help: Help Help
:no1: Jpshakehead Jpshakehead
:splat: splat splat
:rotfl: Rotfl Rotfl
:dance: dance dance
:slurp: Slurp Slurp
:vroom: vroom vroom
:cop: Cop Cop
:doink: Img54 Img54
:einstein: einstein einstein
:lmaosmiley: Lmaosmiley Lmaosmiley
:saint: saint saint
:blah: Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
:dance1: dance1 dance1
:troll: troll troll
:supercool: Supercool Supercool
:hmmm: hmmm hmmm
:hang: Hang Hang
:liar: Liar Liar
:shocking: shocking shocking
:rolleye: Rolleye Rolleye
:dummy: dummy dummy
:wicked: Wicked Wicked
:tomato: tomato tomato
:couch: Couch Couch
:mopping: mopping mopping
:hellokitty: Img52 Img52
:boxing: boxing boxing
:zzz: Zzz Zzz
:rock: rock rock
:lmao: Big LOL Big LOL
:announce: Announce Announce
:thanx: thanx thanx
:sumo: Sumo Sumo
:hellooooo: hellooooo hellooooo
:cricketfiddle: Cricket Fiddle Cricket Fiddle
:yes: yes yes
:ha: Hah Hah
:knockknock: Ktoe Ktoe
:razz1: Razz Razz
:creep: creep creep
:fishy: Fishy Fishy
:clap1: Clap Clap
:surrender: surrender surrender
:tank: Img50 Img50
:out: Out Out
:bawl: bawl bawl
:yummy: Yummy Yummy
:question: question question
:ball: Ball Girl Ball Girl
:cool2: cool2 cool2
:stop: stop stop
:stick: Stick Stick
:lol: lol lol
:cricket: Cricket Cricket
:now: now now
:garden: Garden Garden
:knight: Kngt Kngt
:lol2: lolwaving lolwaving
:rant: Rant Rant
:clap: clap clap
:fallingpiano: Fallingpiano Fallingpiano
:thrasher: thrasher thrasher
:bigguns: Img43 Img43
:dun: Ouch Ouch
:bath: bath bath
:yap: Yap Yap
:puke: puke puke
:cloud: cloud cloud
:sorry: sorry sorry
:soapbox: soapbox soapbox
:snore: Snore Snore
:fight: fight fight
:no: no no
:2: 2 2
:joke: Jok Jok
:rain: Rain Rain
:coffee: coffee coffee
:eyebrow: Eyebrow Eyebrow
:finger: finger finger
:bye: Bye Bye
:elvis: Elvis Elvis
:dogsniff: dogsniff dogsniff
:heart: Img38 Img38
:old: Old Old
:banghead: banghead banghead
:wife: Wife Wife
:techsupport: techsupport techsupport
:fingertap: Fingertap Fingertap
:notes: notes notes
:snail: Snail Snail
:razz: razz razz
:boohoo: Boohoo Boohoo
:flowerface: Flowerface Flowerface
:shark: shark shark
:frog: Ivn Ivn
:dancetap: dancetap dancetap
:pray: Pray Pray
:cheers: cheers cheers
:blink: Blink Blink
:smokin: smokin smokin
:starwars: Star Wars Star Wars
:foottap: foottap foottap
:ouch: Img21 Img21
:nono: Nono Nono
:bandit: bandit bandit
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
:karaoke: karaoke karaoke
:smug: Smug Smug
:elephant: elephant elephant
:thud: Thud Thud
:cry2: Cry2 Cry2
:shocked: shocked shocked
:yell: Img116 Img116
:bs: bsflag bsflag
:potty: Potty Potty
:hemp: hemp hemp
:fancrap: FanCrap FanCrap
:pirate: Pirate Pirate
:jail: Img15 Img15
:nana: Nana Nana
:angel: angel angel
:violin: violin violin
:home: Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home
:bug: bug bug
:love1: Love Love
:concert: concert concert
:smoker: Smoker Smoker
:egg: egg egg
:crossfingers: Crossfingers Crossfingers
:dryer: Dryer Dryer
:roflmao: roflmao roflmao
:popcorn1: Popcorn Popcorn
:call: call call
:yeahthat: Yeahthat Yeahthat
:sleep: sleep sleep
:fart: fart fart
:respekt: respekt respekt
:worry: Mpr Mpr
:ahhhhh: ahhhhh ahhhhh
:trysmile: Trysmile Trysmile
:somad: so mad so mad
:bowdown: Bow Down Bow Down
:btw: btw btw
:mcdon: Mcdonplus Mcdonplus
:chestbump: chestbump chestbump
:smite: Smite Smite
:eat: eat eat
:weightlifter: Weightlifter Weightlifter
:withstupid: withstupid withstupid
:popcorn: popcorn popcorn
:hamster: Img76 Img76
:popcorn2: Popc Popc
:burnout: burnout burnout
:Yay: Yay Yay
:hiphip: 999 999
:welcomemembers: Welcome Members Welcome Members
:faint: faint faint
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:bday: bday bday
:balloons: balloons balloons
:party1: party1 party1
:cheers1: cheers1 cheers1
:party: party party
:candle: candle candle
:bestwishes: bestwishes bestwishes
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:bananaangel: Bananaangel Bananaangel
:rasta: Rasta Rasta
:Fu: Fu Fu
:bananapowerslide: Bananapowerslide Bananapowerslide
:banana6: Banana7 Banana7
:pineapple: Pineapple Pineapple
:bananacheers: Cheers Cheers
:bananapicket: Bananapicket Bananapicket
:tomato1: Tomato Tomato
:banana5: Banana5 Banana5
:orange: Orange Orange
:boobs: Boobs Boobs
:bananapiano: Bananapiano Bananapiano
:xena_banana: Xena Banana Xena Banana
:banana4: Banana4 Banana4
:notripe: Not Ripe Not Ripe
:bib: Bib Bib
:bananalama: Bananalama Bananalama
:Whip: Whip Whip
:banana3: Banana3 Banana3
:mustache: Mustache Mustache
:Bananaupside: Bananaupside Bananaupside
:bananagas: Bananagas Bananagas
:type: Type Type
:banana2: Banana2 Banana2
:jumprope: Jumprope Jumprope
:bananateam: Bananateam Bananateam
:bananaflip: Bananaflip Bananaflip
:strawberry: Strawberry Strawberry
:banana1: Banana1 Banana1
:juggle: Juggle Juggle
:bananaswim: Bananaswim Bananaswim
:bananadance: Bananadance Bananadance
:Splits: Splits Splits
:Hula: Hula Hula
:bananasplat: Bananasplat Bananasplat
:bananachute: Bananachute Bananachute
:shoot: Shoot Shoot
:hititbanana: Hititbanana Hititbanana
:bananaslide: Bananaslide Bananaslide
:bananapartyhat: Bananapartyhat Bananapartyhat
:bananablond: Bananablond Bananablond
:rudabaga: Rudabaga Rudabaga
:Hi: Hi Hi
:bananaski: Bananaski Bananaski
:bananajump: Bananajump Bananajump
:bananababy: Bananababy Bananababy
:redapple: Redapple Redapple
:guitar: Guitar Guitar
:bananarock: Bananarock Bananarock
BIG smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:bigbanana: bigbanana bigbanana
:missing: missing missing
:largesmile2: largesmile2 largesmile2
:largesmile: largesmile largesmile
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:gift: Gift Gift
:pumpkinwink: Pumpkin Wink Pumpkin Wink
:pumpkin: Pumpkin Pumpkin
:flag: flag flag
:xmas: xmas xmas
:xmassmile: xmassmile xmassmile
:patriot: Patriot Patriot
:jack: jack jack
:pumpkins: Pumpkins Pumpkins
:firetree: flamingxmastree flamingxmastree
:Bat: Bat Bat
:fall: Autumn Autumn
:usam: Usam Usam
:witch: Witch Witch
Drinks and stuff
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:bluedrink: Bluedrink Bluedrink
:toast: Toast Toast
:wine: Wine Wine
:drinking2: Drinking2 Drinking2
:beerhat: Beerhat Beerhat
:vodkatonic copy: Vodkatonic Copy Vodkatonic Copy
:beerglass: Beerglass Beerglass
:toomany: Toomany Toomany
:daquiri: Daquiri Daquiri
:pint: Pint Pint
:beerchug: Beerchug Beerchug
:tea: Tea Tea
:corona: Corona Corona
:beer1: Beer19 Beer19
:snapple: Snapple Snapple
:cocktail: Cocktail Cocktail
:beer: beer beer
:pretzel: Pretzel Pretzel
:cig: Cig Cig
:cigar: Cigar Cigar
:yakfart: YakFart YakFart
:slideglass: Slideglass Slideglass
:chglass: Chglass Chglass
:twoglass: Twoglas Twoglas
:scary: Scary Scary
:champag1: Champag1 Champag1
:milkcookie: Milkcookie Milkcookie
:marg: Marg Marg
:campfire: Campfire Campfire
:coffedonut: Coffedonut Coffedonut
:imp: Imp Imp
:longisland: Longisland Longisland
:hungry: Hungry Hungry
:brandy: Brandy Brandy
:coffee1: Coffee Coffee
:dine: Dine Dine
:greendrink: Greendrink Greendrink