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