'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
:oops: Embarassed Embarassed
:dive: Diver Diver
:angel: Angel Angel
:-o Surprised Surprised
:cheers: Cheers Cheers
:spam2: Spam2 Spam2
:arrow: Arrow Arrow
:shoothea: Stoopid Stoopid
:army: Army Army
:santa: Santa Santa
:bang: Frustrated Frustrated
:9mm: Mr. 9mm Mr. 9mm
:salute2: Standing Salute Standing Salute
:whip: Whip Whip
:idea: Idea Idea
:santam16: M-16 Santa M-16 Santa
:-P Razz Razz
:avi: Aviator Aviator
:hide: Hide Hide
:-( Sad Sad
:biggun: 50. Cal 50. Cal
:pirate: Pirate Pirate
:?: Question Question
:wink: Wink Wink
:p Razz Razz
:-x Mad Mad
:viking: Viking Viking
:read: Read this Read this
:smile: Smile Smile
:m16shoot: Shooting M16 Shooting M16
:sick: Sick Sick
:rambo: Double M16 Double M16
:horsie: Nice Horsie.. Nice Horsie..
;) Wink Wink
:x Mad Mad
:tank: Tank Tank
:type: Typing Typing
:-) Smile Smile
:m16: Double M16 Double M16
:sarc: Sarcastic Sarcastic
;-) Wink Wink
:m1: M1 Helmet M1 Helmet
:smil: Smile 2 Smile 2
:D Very Happy Very Happy
:lol: Laughing Laughing
:stupid: Stupid Stupid
:crybaby: Crybaby Crybaby
:firedevi: Fire Devil Fire Devil
:2guns: Double shooter Double shooter
:peace: Peace Peace
:cen: Censored Censored
:drill: Drill Sergeant Drill Sergeant
:thumb: Thumbs-up Thumbs-up
:o Surprised Surprised
8-) Cool Cool
:rock: Rock on Rock on
:sorry: Sorry Sorry
:-D Very Happy Very Happy
:sniper: Sniper Sniper
:box: Boxing Boxing
:roll: Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
:cowb: Cowboy Cowboy
:bravo: Bravo Bravo
:) Smile Smile
:???: Confused Confused
:offtopic: Off Topic Off Topic
:spam: Spam Spam
:( Sad Sad
:mrgreen: Mr. Green Mr. Green
:salute: Salute Salute
:twisted: Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
:CG: Coast Guard Coast Guard
:pirate2: Pirate 2 Pirate 2
:-? Confused Confused
:sleep: Sleep Sleep
:drunkb: Drunken buddies Drunken buddies
:confused: Confused Confused
:neutral: Neutral Neutral
:jump: Jumping Jumping
:evil: Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
:cens: Censored Censored
:pray: Pray Pray
:? Confused Confused
:visor: Darkvisor Darkvisor
:drink: Drink Drink
:-| Neutral Neutral
:love: Love Love
:cry: Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
:camo: Camouflage Camouflage
:brave: Braveheart Braveheart
:shock: Shocked Shocked
:coffee: Coffee Coffee
:rockin: Rockin Rockin
:mad: Mad Mad
:| Neutral Neutral
:bored: Bored Bored
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:cool: Cool Cool
:eek: Surprised Surprised