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