'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!

Standard Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
:beer: Cheers Cheers
:giggle: Giggle Giggle
:help: Help Help
:P Tongue Tongue
:mad: Mad Mad
:mstickle: Mstickle Mstickle
:ninja: Ninja Ninja
:redcarded: Redcarded Redcarded
:furious: Furious Furious
;) Wink Wink
:happy: Happy Happy
:inlove: Inlove Inlove
:D Biggrin Biggrin
:mask: Mask Mask
:nerd: Nerd Nerd
:playfull: Playfull Playfull
:devil: Devil Devil
:showoff: Showoff Showoff
:rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes
:wub: Wub Wub
:angel: Angel Angel
:wavespin: Wavespin Wavespin
:banghead: Banghead Banghead
:bomb: Bomb Bomb
:skull: Skull Skull
:cloud9: Cloud9 Cloud9
:spin: Spin Spin
:confused: Confused Confused
:smoke: Smoke Smoke
:cry: Cry Cry
:sleep: Sleep Sleep
:eek: Eek Eek
:running: Running Running
:yellowcarded: Yellowcarded Yellowcarded
:alien: Alien Alien
:balanced: Balanced Balanced
:twins: Twins Twins
:sluggish: Sluggish Sluggish
:bounce: Bounce Bounce
:stomp: Stomp Stomp
:cold: Cold Cold
:smug: Smug Smug
:cool: Cool Cool
:redface: Redface Redface