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