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