'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!

What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
:) Smile Smile
:( Frown Frown
;) Wink Wink
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:p Tongue Out Tongue Out
:thumbsup: Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
:rolleyes: Sarcastic Sarcastic
:rofl: Laughing on Floor Laughing on Floor
:eek: Surprised Surprised
:cool: Cool Cool
:confused: Confused Confused
:peace: Peace Peace
:thinking: Thinking Thinking
:money: Money Money
:whew: Whew! Whew!
:eyebrow: Raised Eyebrow Raised Eyebrow
:dontknow: I Don't Know I Don't Know
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:embarrass Embarrassed Embarrassed
:praying: Praying Praying
:doh: Doh! Doh!
:applause: Applause Applause
:rockon: Rock On Rock On
:dancing: Dancing Dancing
:notworthy Not Worthy Not Worthy
:party: Party Party
:worried: Worried Worried
:nottalking: Not Talking Not Talking
:straight: Straight Face Straight Face
:crying: Crying Crying
:sigh: Sigh Sigh
:shhh: Shhh Shhh
:mad: Angry Angry
:shame: Shame On You Shame On You
:witsend: At Wits End At Wits End
:waiting: Waiting Waiting
:thumbsdown: Thumbs Down Thumbs Down
:smug: Smug Smug
:nervous: Nervous Nervous
:boxing: Boxing Boxing
:chicken: Chicken Chicken
:liar: Liar Liar
:sick: Sick Sick
:devil: Devil Devil
:cowboy: Cowboy Cowboy
:whistling: Whistling Whistling
:drooling: Drooling Drooling
:angel: Angel Angel
:daydreaming: Daydreaming Daydreaming
:sleepy: Sleepy Sleepy
:love: Love Love
:silly: Silly Silly
:hug: Hug Hug
:nerd: Nerd Nerd