'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
:nanana: nanana nanana
:home: Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home
:love: love love
:rofl: rofl rofl
:nana: Nana Nana
:tumbleweed: tumbleweed tumbleweed
:date: date date
:wink: wink wink
:cuss: Cuss Cuss
:nutkick: nutkick nutkick
:smoker: Smoker Smoker
:ma: Ma Ma
:crossfingers: Crossfingers Crossfingers
:moon: moon moon
:shake: shakehands shakehands
:woot: Woot Woot
:drunk: drunk drunk
:popcorn1: Popcorn Popcorn
:echair: Img60 Img60
:yeahthat: Yeahthat Yeahthat
:adore: adore adore
:bowdown: Bow Down Bow Down
:laugh: laugh laugh
:ban: ban ban
:worry: Mpr Mpr
:hook1: Hook1 Hook1
:welcome: welcome welcome
:trysmile: Trysmile Trysmile
:dancing: dancing dancing
:wave: wave wave
:cowboy: Cowb Cowb
:noevil: noevil noevil
:smite: Smite Smite
:luck: Luck Luck
:woohoo: woohoo woohoo
:weightlifter: Weightlifter Weightlifter
:doh: Doh Doh
:bike: bike bike
:welcomemembers: Welcome Members Welcome Members
:security: security security
:deadhorse: deadhorse deadhorse
:popcorn2: Popc Popc
:hammer: Img59 Img59
:Yay: Yay Yay
:2in1: 2in1 2in1
:getdown: Get Down Get Down
:idea: idea idea
:dark: dark dark
:help: Help Help
:dance: dance dance
:vroom: vroom vroom
:cop: Cop Cop
:sick: Sick Sick
:no1: Jpshakehead Jpshakehead
:splat: splat splat
:teeth: Teeth Teeth
:einstein: einstein einstein
:saint: saint saint
:dance1: dance1 dance1
:poke: Poke Poke
:doink: Img54 Img54
:tease: Tease Tease
:hmmm: hmmm hmmm
:hang: Hang Hang
:troll: troll troll
:titanic: Titanic Titanic
:jump: Jump Jump
:dummy: dummy dummy
:tomato: tomato tomato
:couch: Couch Couch
:mopping: mopping mopping
:shifty: Shifty Shifty
:liar: Liar Liar
:shocking: shocking shocking
:bubble: Soap Bubble Soap Bubble
:boxing: boxing boxing
:rock: rock rock
:announce: Announce Announce
:photo: Photo Photo
:hellokitty: Img52 Img52
:poo: Poo Poo
:hellooooo: hellooooo hellooooo
:yes: yes yes
:ha: Hah Hah
:thanx: thanx thanx
:swat: Swat Swat
:bumps: Bump Peeps Bump Peeps
:creep: creep creep
:clap1: Clap Clap
:surrender: surrender surrender
:rotfl: Rotfl Rotfl
:knockknock: Ktoe Ktoe
:slurp: Slurp Slurp
:bawl: bawl bawl
:blah: Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
:question: question question
:cool2: cool2 cool2
:tank: Img50 Img50
:lmaosmiley: Lmaosmiley Lmaosmiley
:lol: lol lol
:now: now now
:garden: Garden Garden
:stop: stop stop
:supercool: Supercool Supercool
:clap: clap clap
:thrasher: thrasher thrasher
:rolleye: Rolleye Rolleye
:knight: Kngt Kngt
:lol2: lolwaving lolwaving
:wicked: Wicked Wicked
:bath: bath bath
:lmao: Big LOL Big LOL
:puke: puke puke
:cloud: cloud cloud
:bigguns: Img43 Img43
:zzz: Zzz Zzz
:fight: fight fight
:no: no no
:2: 2 2
:sorry: sorry sorry
:sumo: Sumo Sumo
:soapbox: soapbox soapbox
:cricketfiddle: Cricket Fiddle Cricket Fiddle
:coffee: coffee coffee
:finger: finger finger
:bye: Bye Bye
:dogsniff: dogsniff dogsniff
:razz1: Razz Razz
:joke: Jok Jok
:fishy: Fishy Fishy
:banghead: banghead banghead
:ball: Ball Girl Ball Girl
:techsupport: techsupport techsupport
:out: Out Out
:heart: Img38 Img38
:yummy: Yummy Yummy
:razz: razz razz
:flowerface: Flowerface Flowerface
:shark: shark shark
:stick: Stick Stick
:notes: notes notes
:cricket: Cricket Cricket
:cheers: cheers cheers
:smokin: smokin smokin
:foottap: foottap foottap
:rant: Rant Rant
:frog: Ivn Ivn
:dancetap: dancetap dancetap
:fallingpiano: Fallingpiano Fallingpiano
:bandit: bandit bandit
:dun: Ouch Ouch
:ouch: Img21 Img21
:yap: Yap Yap
:elephant: elephant elephant
:cry2: Cry2 Cry2
:shocked: shocked shocked
:snore: Snore Snore
:karaoke: karaoke karaoke
:hemp: hemp hemp
:elvis: Elvis Elvis
:rain: Rain Rain
:yell: Img116 Img116
:bs: bsflag bsflag
:eyebrow: Eyebrow Eyebrow
:angel: angel angel
:fingertap: Fingertap Fingertap
:violin: violin violin
:bug: bug bug
:old: Old Old
:jail: Img15 Img15
:wife: Wife Wife
:egg: egg egg
:dryer: Dryer Dryer
:snail: Snail Snail
:love1: Love Love
:concert: concert concert
:boohoo: Boohoo Boohoo
:call: call call
:starwars: Star Wars Star Wars
:sleep: sleep sleep
:fart: fart fart
:pray: Pray Pray
:roflmao: roflmao roflmao
:blink: Blink Blink
:ahhhhh: ahhhhh ahhhhh
:somad: so mad so mad
:btw: btw btw
:nono: Nono Nono
:respekt: respekt respekt
:whistle: Whistle Whistle
:eat: eat eat
:withstupid: withstupid withstupid
:popcorn: popcorn popcorn
:smug: Smug Smug
:mcdon: Mcdonplus Mcdonplus
:chestbump: chestbump chestbump
:thud: Thud Thud
:burnout: burnout burnout
:pirate: Pirate Pirate
:hiphip: 999 999
:faint: faint faint
:potty: Potty Potty
:hamster: Img76 Img76
:fancrap: FanCrap FanCrap
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
:usam: Usam Usam
:witch: Witch Witch
:flag: flag flag
:xmas: xmas xmas
:pumpkinwink: Pumpkin Wink Pumpkin Wink
:pumpkin: Pumpkin Pumpkin
:xmassmile: xmassmile xmassmile
: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
:pretzel: Pretzel Pretzel
:cig: Cig Cig
:cigar: Cigar Cigar
:slideglass: Slideglass Slideglass
:chglass: Chglass Chglass
:twoglass: Twoglas Twoglas
:scary: Scary Scary
:champag1: Champag1 Champag1
:milkcookie: Milkcookie Milkcookie
:yakfart: YakFart YakFart
:marg: Marg Marg
:campfire: Campfire Campfire
:coffedonut: Coffedonut Coffedonut
:longisland: Longisland Longisland
:imp: Imp Imp
:hungry: Hungry Hungry
:brandy: Brandy Brandy
:coffee1: Coffee Coffee
:dine: Dine Dine
:greendrink: Greendrink Greendrink