'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
:brownie: brownie brownie
:bat: bat bat
:cookie: Cookie Cookie
:lightbulb: lightbulb lightbulb
;) Wink Wink
:2cents: 2cents 2cents
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:confused: Confused Confused
:mad: Mad Mad
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:slug: slug slug
:huh: huh huh
:sheep: sheep sheep
:thumbdown: thumbdown thumbdown
:tongue: tongue tongue
:squiggle: squiggle squiggle
:cool: Cool Cool
:bigsmile: bigsmile bigsmile
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:bump: bump bump
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:techsupport: techsupport techsupport
:smug: Smug Smug
:heart: Img38 Img38
:thud: Thud Thud
:banghead: banghead banghead
:razz: razz razz
:potty: Potty Potty
:flowerface: Flowerface Flowerface
:shark: shark shark
:fancrap: FanCrap FanCrap
:notes: notes notes
:pirate: Pirate Pirate
:smokin: smokin smokin
:nana: Nana Nana
:foottap: foottap foottap
:frog: Ivn Ivn
:dancetap: dancetap dancetap
:home: Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home
:cheers: cheers cheers
:smoker: Smoker Smoker
:ouch: Img21 Img21
:crossfingers: Crossfingers Crossfingers
:bandit: bandit bandit
:elephant: elephant elephant
:popcorn1: Popcorn Popcorn
:cry2: Cry2 Cry2
:shocked: shocked shocked
:yeahthat: Yeahthat Yeahthat
:karaoke: karaoke karaoke
:worry: Mpr Mpr
:trysmile: Trysmile Trysmile
:yell: Img116 Img116
:bs: bsflag bsflag
:bowdown: Bow Down Bow Down
:hemp: hemp hemp
:violin: violin violin
:bug: bug bug
:smite: Smite Smite
:jail: Img15 Img15
:weightlifter: Weightlifter Weightlifter
:angel: angel angel
:egg: egg egg
:popcorn2: Popc Popc
:dryer: Dryer Dryer
:Yay: Yay Yay
:love1: Love Love
:concert: concert concert
:welcomemembers: Welcome Members Welcome Members
:sleep: sleep sleep
:fart: fart fart
:roflmao: roflmao roflmao
:getdown: Get Down Get Down
:call: call call
:somad: so mad so mad
:btw: btw btw
:sick: Sick Sick
:respekt: respekt respekt
:teeth: Teeth Teeth
:ahhhhh: ahhhhh ahhhhh
:eat: eat eat
:withstupid: withstupid withstupid
:poke: Poke Poke
:popcorn: popcorn popcorn
:tease: Tease Tease
:mcdon: Mcdonplus Mcdonplus
:chestbump: chestbump chestbump
:hiphip: 999 999
:faint: faint faint
:titanic: Titanic Titanic
:hamster: Img76 Img76
:jump: Jump Jump
:burnout: burnout burnout
:love: love love
:rofl: rofl rofl
:shifty: Shifty Shifty
:tumbleweed: tumbleweed tumbleweed
:bubble: Soap Bubble Soap Bubble
:nanana: nanana nanana
:date: date date
:wink: wink wink
:photo: Photo Photo
:cuss: Cuss Cuss
:nutkick: nutkick nutkick
:poo: Poo Poo
:ma: Ma Ma
:shake: shakehands shakehands
:woot: Woot Woot
:drunk: drunk drunk
:swat: Swat Swat
:echair: Img60 Img60
:bumps: Bump Peeps Bump Peeps
:moon: moon moon
:laugh: laugh laugh
:ban: ban ban
:rotfl: Rotfl Rotfl
:hook1: Hook1 Hook1
:welcome: welcome welcome
:slurp: Slurp Slurp
:adore: adore adore
:dancing: dancing dancing
:wave: wave wave
:cowboy: Cowb Cowb
:noevil: noevil noevil
:lmaosmiley: Lmaosmiley Lmaosmiley
:luck: Luck Luck
:woohoo: woohoo woohoo
:blah: Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
:security: security security
:deadhorse: deadhorse deadhorse
:supercool: Supercool Supercool
:hammer: Img59 Img59
:doh: Doh Doh
:bike: bike bike
:idea: idea idea
:dark: dark dark
:rolleye: Rolleye Rolleye
:help: Help Help
:wicked: Wicked Wicked
:2in1: 2in1 2in1
:dance: dance dance
:vroom: vroom vroom
:cop: Cop Cop
:zzz: Zzz Zzz
:no1: Jpshakehead Jpshakehead
:splat: splat splat
:lmao: Big LOL Big LOL
:saint: saint saint
:dance1: dance1 dance1
:sumo: Sumo Sumo
:doink: Img54 Img54
:cricketfiddle: Cricket Fiddle Cricket Fiddle
:einstein: einstein einstein
:hmmm: hmmm hmmm
:razz1: Razz Razz
:hang: Hang Hang
:troll: troll troll
:fishy: Fishy Fishy
:tomato: tomato tomato
:out: Out Out
:couch: Couch Couch
:mopping: mopping mopping
:yummy: Yummy Yummy
:liar: Liar Liar
:shocking: shocking shocking
:ball: Ball Girl Ball Girl
:dummy: dummy dummy
:rock: rock rock
:announce: Announce Announce
:stick: Stick Stick
:hellokitty: Img52 Img52
:cricket: Cricket Cricket
:boxing: boxing boxing
:hellooooo: hellooooo hellooooo
:yes: yes yes
:rant: Rant Rant
:ha: Hah Hah
:thanx: thanx thanx
:fallingpiano: Fallingpiano Fallingpiano
:dun: Ouch Ouch
:clap1: Clap Clap
:surrender: surrender surrender
:yap: Yap Yap
:knockknock: Ktoe Ktoe
:creep: creep creep
:question: question question
:cool2: cool2 cool2
:snore: Snore Snore
:tank: Img50 Img50
:bawl: bawl bawl
:lol: lol lol
:now: now now
:rain: Rain Rain
:garden: Garden Garden
:stop: stop stop
:eyebrow: Eyebrow Eyebrow
:elvis: Elvis Elvis
:thrasher: thrasher thrasher
:old: Old Old
:wife: Wife Wife
:knight: Kngt Kngt
:lol2: lolwaving lolwaving
:fingertap: Fingertap Fingertap
:clap: clap clap
:puke: puke puke
:cloud: cloud cloud
:snail: Snail Snail
:bigguns: Img43 Img43
:boohoo: Boohoo Boohoo
:bath: bath bath
:fight: fight fight
:no: no no
:pray: Pray Pray
:2: 2 2
:sorry: sorry sorry
:blink: Blink Blink
:soapbox: soapbox soapbox
:starwars: Star Wars Star Wars
:finger: finger finger
:nono: Nono Nono
:bye: Bye Bye
:dogsniff: dogsniff dogsniff
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
:joke: Jok Jok
:coffee: coffee coffee
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:cheers1: cheers1 cheers1
:party: party party
:candle: candle candle
:bestwishes: bestwishes bestwishes
:bday: bday bday
:balloons: balloons balloons
:party1: party1 party1
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
: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
: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
BIG smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:largesmile2: largesmile2 largesmile2
:largesmile: largesmile largesmile
:bigbanana: bigbanana bigbanana
:missing: missing missing
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:Bat: Bat Bat
:usam: Usam Usam
:witch: Witch Witch
:pumpkinwink: Pumpkin Wink Pumpkin Wink
:gift: Gift Gift
:pumpkin: Pumpkin Pumpkin
:flag: flag flag
:patriot: Patriot Patriot
:xmas: xmas xmas
:xmassmile: xmassmile xmassmile
:pumpkins: Pumpkins Pumpkins
:jack: jack jack
:firetree: flamingxmastree flamingxmastree
:fall: Autumn Autumn
Drinks and stuff
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:chglass: Chglass Chglass
:twoglass: Twoglas Twoglas
:scary: Scary Scary
:champag1: Champag1 Champag1
:milkcookie: Milkcookie Milkcookie
:marg: Marg Marg
:campfire: Campfire Campfire
:coffedonut: Coffedonut Coffedonut
:toast: Toast Toast
:imp: Imp Imp
:longisland: Longisland Longisland
:hungry: Hungry Hungry
:brandy: Brandy Brandy
:dine: Dine Dine
:coffee1: Coffee Coffee
:greendrink: Greendrink Greendrink
:bluedrink: Bluedrink Bluedrink
:wine: Wine Wine
:drinking2: Drinking2 Drinking2
:beerhat: Beerhat Beerhat
:pint: Pint Pint
:vodkatonic copy: Vodkatonic Copy Vodkatonic Copy
:beerglass: Beerglass Beerglass
:toomany: Toomany Toomany
:daquiri: Daquiri Daquiri
:beerchug: Beerchug Beerchug
:tea: Tea Tea
:corona: Corona Corona
:beer1: Beer19 Beer19
:snapple: Snapple Snapple
:yakfart: YakFart YakFart
:cocktail: Cocktail Cocktail
:beer: beer beer
:cig: Cig Cig
:pretzel: Pretzel Pretzel
:cigar: Cigar Cigar
:slideglass: Slideglass Slideglass