'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
:) Smilie Smilie
:( Frown Frown
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:D Big Grin Big Grin
;) Wink Wink
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:cool: Cool Cool
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:mad: Mad Mad
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:confused: Confused Confused
:lol: laughing out loud laughing out loud
:stareup: stare up stare up
:rolleyes2 rolleyes 2 rolleyes 2
;poke: poking poking
:mad2: mad2 mad2
:up: thumbup thumbup
:bigclap: big clap big clap
:wavey: wavey wavey
:xmas: xmas happy xmas happy
:goody: goody goody
:eek2: eek2 eek2
:thumbup: thumb up thumb up
:?: unknown unknown
:down: thumbdown thumbdown
:hmmm: hmmm hmmm
:yawn: yawn yawn
:beer: beer chug beer chug
:finger: finger finger
:devil: devil devil
;peep: peeping peeping
:liplick: licking lip licking lip
:stan: stan stan
:birthday: happy birthday happy birthday
:ssj: super-saiyan super-saiyan
:naughty: naughty naughty
:kiss: kiss kiss
:teleport: teleport teleport
:sleep: sleep sleep
:love: love love
:homer: homer homer
:fftopic: offtopic offtopic
:kaioken: kaioken kaioken
:nono: no no no no
:smash: smash smash
:vomit: puke/vomit puke/vomit
:spit: spit spit
:smokin: smokin smokin
:dead: dead dead
:dot: dot dot
:bawling: bawling bawling
:sulkoff: sulk off sulk off
:nuke: nuke nuke
:karate: karate karate
:yippee: Yippee Yippee
:evil: evil evil
:cartman: cartman cartman
:dance: dance dance
:heh: embarassed laugh embarassed laugh
:dodgy: dodgy dodgy
:idea: got an idea got an idea
:goof: goofy goofy
:bow: bow down