'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
:P :P :P
:p :p :p
:luff: Luff Luff
:blink: blink blink
:llama: Llama Llama
:( Sad Sad
:) Smilie Smilie
:cry: Cry Cry
;) Wink Wink
:up: Up Up
:lol: lol lol
:deal: Deal Deal
:turtle: Turtle Turtle
:rofl: ROFL ROFL
:wtf: wtf wtf
:report: Reporter Reporter
:duck: Duck Duck
:king: King King
:!!: Exclamation 2 Exclamation 2
:lovestruck: Lovestruck Lovestruck
:bunny: Bunny Bunny
:Pint: Pint Pint
:here: Here Here
:help: Help Help
:jest: Jester Jester
:mod: Mod Mod
:anime: anime anime
:call: Call Call
:sheep: Sheep Sheep
:alarm: Alarm Alarm
:gjob: Good Job Good Job
:new: New New
:beer: Beer Beer
:cool: Cool Cool
:giggler: Giggler Giggler
:heyhey: Heyhey Heyhey
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:!: Exclamation Exclamation
:| neutral neutral
:faceslap: Face Slap Face Slap
:rolleyes: Rolleyes Rolleyes