'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
:money: Money Money
:thinking: Thinking Thinking
:dontknow: I Don't Know I Don't Know
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:whew: Whew! Whew!
:eyebrow: Raised Eyebrow Raised Eyebrow
: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
:nottalking: Not Talking Not Talking
:straight: Straight Face Straight Face
:sigh: Sigh Sigh
:worried: Worried Worried
:crying: Crying Crying
:shhh: Shhh Shhh
:mad: Angry Angry
:thumbsdown: Thumbs Down Thumbs Down
:shame: Shame On You Shame On You
:witsend: At Wits End At Wits End
:waiting: Waiting Waiting
:nervous: Nervous Nervous
:smug: Smug Smug
:boxing: Boxing Boxing
:liar: Liar Liar
:chicken: Chicken Chicken
:sick: Sick Sick
:devil: Devil Devil
:cowboy: Cowboy Cowboy
:whistling: Whistling Whistling
:sleepy: Sleepy Sleepy
:angel: Angel Angel
:drooling: Drooling Drooling
:daydreaming: Daydreaming Daydreaming
:hug: Hug Hug
:love: Love Love
:silly: Silly Silly
:nerd: Nerd Nerd