'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
:coffee: Coffee Coffee
:gmorning: Good Morning Good Morning
:Coffee Java: Coffee Mug Coffee Mug
>coffee< Coffee Brewer Coffee Brewer
>Coffee Java< Coffee Machine Coffee Machine
:) Smilie Smilie
;) Wink Wink
:Wink: Wink Wink
:( Frown Frown
:mad: Mad Mad
:o Embarrassment Embarrassment
:wall: Wall Wall
:madhell: Mad as Hell Mad as Hell
:Angry: Angry Angry
:thumbup: Thumb Up Thumb Up
:thumbdn: Thumb Down Thumb Down
:D Big Grin Big Grin
:confused: Confused Confused
:eek: EEK! EEK!
:help: Help Me Help Me
:thinker: Thinker Thinker
:cool: Cool Cool
:alarm: Alarm Alarm
:beers: beers beers
:Beer4U: Beer Mug Beer Mug
>beer< Beer Glass Beer Glass
>wine< Wine Wine
:Coffee: Coffee Shop Coffee Shop
:damputer: Dam Puter Dam Puter
:Mad: Venting Venting
:Ask Me: Question ? Question ?
:p Stick Out Tongue Stick Out Tongue
:wave: Waving Waving
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
*Big Grin* Big Grin Big Grin
:Happy: Happy Face Happy Face
:Crying: Crying Eyes Crying Eyes
*Lip Bites* Bites Lip Bites Lip
:Why: Why Me Why Me
:EG: American Eagle American Eagle
:Eagle: Independence Independence
:cheshire: Cheshire Smile Cheshire Smile
:caution: Caution Caution
:shocking: Shock Warning! Shock Warning!
:Nothing_funny_to_ad Nothing Funny To Add Nothing Funny To Add
:Finger Left: Point Left Point Left
:Point Right: Finger Right Finger Right
:Finger Down: Finger Pointing Down Finger Pointing Down
:Finger Up: Finger Pointing Up Finger Pointing Up
:Pointing Finger: Finger Pointing Finger Pointing
:happy: Happy Face Happy Face
*Turkey* Turkey 4U Turkey 4U
:Dropped Ball: Dropping Ball Dropping Ball
:Smoking Gun: Smoking Gun Smoking Gun
:Tank: Tank Tank
:Arrow Down: Arrow Down Arrow Down
:vintage: Car 1 Car 1
:camaro: Car 2 Car 2
:truck: Pickup Truck Pickup Truck
:suv: SUV SUV
:Arrow Up: Arrow Up Arrow Up
:Arrow Left: Arrow Left Arrow Left
:Arrow Right: Arrow Right Arrow Right
:NO: No Way No Way
:Clock: Make Time Make Time
:Fly On Wall: Listening To You Listening To You
:Call Me: Phone Phone
:Phone: Desk Phone Desk Phone
:Old Phone: Retro Phone Retro Phone
:U Hear Me?" Hear Me Hear Me
:Hear Me: Listen To Me Listen To Me
:Camp Fire: Playing With Fire Playing With Fire
:Small Fire: Small Fire Small Fire
:Caution: Caution Caution
:Cones: Safety Cones Safety Cones
:Stop: Stop! Stop!
:Eye Out: Eye Out 4 It Eye Out 4 It
*Eye* Eye On It Eye On It
:Photo: Camera Camera
:Contented Cow: Content Cow Content Cow
:hog: Pig Pig
>turkey< Turkey Turkey
>ham< Ham Ham
:Happy Cow: Cow Head Cow Head
:Snake: Snake Caution Snake Caution
:Biting Snake: Snake Caution Snake Caution
:Gator Bites: Alligator Alligator
:Buffalo: Buffalo Bull Buffalo Bull
:Bull: Pure Bull Pure Bull
:milk: Got Milk Got Milk
:No Milk: Got Milk? Got Milk?
:Butter: Butter Me Up Butter Me Up
:Slice: Pizza Pizza
:Hot Dog: Tube Steak Tube Steak
:burger: Hamburger Hamburger
:fries: French Fries French Fries
:coke: Soft Drink Soft Drink
:soft drinks: Small Coke Machine Small Coke Machine
:pepsi: Soft Drink Soft Drink
:diet cola: Diet Soft Drink Diet Soft Drink
:pasta: Bowl Of Spaghetti Bowl Of Spaghetti
>soda< Vending Machine Vending Machine
>pasta< Spaghetti Spaghetti
:soup: Homemade Soup Homemade Soup
:pie slice: Slice Of Pie Slice Of Pie
:pie: Pie Pie
:Cheese: Say Cheese Say Cheese
:Ice Cream: Ice Cream Cone Ice Cream Cone
:whole cake: Ice Cream Cake Ice Cream Cake
:cookie: Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookie
:Roll: Ice Cream Roll Ice Cream Roll
:sweet roll: Cinnamon Roll Cinnamon Roll
:jelly: Jelly Roll Jelly Roll
:Pie: Warm Pie Warm Pie
:clair: Egg Clair Egg Clair
:cup: Cup Cake Cup Cake
:Cake: Chocolate Cake Chocolate Cake
:missile: Rocket Missile Rocket Missile
>rocket< Rocket Rocket
:military: Military Missile Military Missile
>missile< Millitary Missile Millitary Missile
:Rocket: Rocket Science Rocket Science
:Cents: Makes No Sense Makes No Sense
:coins: Money Jar Money Jar
:Bones: Cross Bones Cross Bones
:No Bones: Make No Bones About It Make No Bones About It
:No No: No No
:Hand Saw: Hand Saw Hand Saw
:wood saw: Wood Cutting Hand Saw Wood Cutting Hand Saw
:Metal: Hack Saw Hack Saw
:knife: Kitchen Knife Kitchen Knife
:box cutter: Box Cutter Box Cutter
:Hammer: Hammering Hammering
:big hammer: Big Hammer Big Hammer
:common: Household Nail Household Nail
:bigger nail: Commerical Nail Commerical Nail
:axe: AXE AXE
:bloody: Bloody Ax Bloody Ax
:Jig Saw: Jig Saw Jig Saw
:circular: Circular Saw Circular Saw
:Miter: Miter Saw Miter Saw
:Contractors: Contractors Tool Box Contractors Tool Box
:Recip Saw: Reciprocating Reciprocating
:Tools: Wrench & Hammer Wrench & Hammer
:Crescent: Adjustable Wrench Adjustable Wrench
:Mower: Lawn Mower Lawn Mower
:Bulb: Light Bulb Light Bulb
:Sew: Sewing Machine Sewing Machine
:Drill Motor: Big Drill Motor Big Drill Motor
>drill< Small Drill Motor Small Drill Motor
:gas: Gasoline Engine Gasoline Engine
:electric: Electric Motor Electric Motor
:Ruler: Measure First Measure First
:Tape: Tape Measure Tape Measure
:Measure: Measure First Measure First
:CO: Carbon Monoxide Carbon Monoxide
:Hook: Fishing Hook & Worm Fishing Hook & Worm
:Fish Fly: Fishing Fly Fishing Fly
:Chisels: Chisel Set Chisel Set
:Drippy Facet: Leaky Faucet Leaky Faucet
:Flush Me: Bowl For You Bowl For You
:Gas Pump: Gasoline Pump Gasoline Pump
:Mouse: Mouse Mouse
:Mice: Mouse Mouse
:dogrun: Dogrun Dogrun
:fpost: Funny Post Funny Post
:blah: Blah Blah
#offtopic# Off Topic Off Topic
:why_this: Why This Why This
:AIO: Tongue Tied Tongue Tied
:Plus One: Score 1 4 U Score 1 4 U
:crane: Heavy Duty Crane Heavy Duty Crane
:Auto: Lite Duty Tow Lite Duty Tow
:car tow: Car Tow Truck Car Tow Truck
:concrete: Concrete Truck Concrete Truck
:cement: Cement Truck Cement Truck
:dump: Dump Truck Dump Truck
:java: Coffee Brewer Coffee Brewer
:fire truck: Fire Truck Fire Truck
:Doc: Doctor Doctor
:Baker: Baker Baker
:toast: Toaster Toaster
:loaf: Bread Bread
:french: French Bread French Bread
:Chef: Chef Chef
:Chief: Little Indian Chief Little Indian Chief
:big chief: Head Indian Chief Head Indian Chief
:Lawyer: Lawyer Lawyer
:Builder: Contractor Contractor
:Mechanic: Automotive Repair Automotive Repair
:Bear: Bear Bear
:Pruning: Pruning Shears Pruning Shears
:scissor: Scissors Scissors
:RIP: Rest In Peace Rest In Peace
:computer: Apple Apple
:Apple: Red Apple Red Apple
:vehicle: Vehicle Battery Vehicle Battery
>vehicle< Vehicle Battery Vehicle Battery
:aab: AA Battery AA Battery
>aa< AA Battery AA Battery
>propane< Propane Gas Bottle Propane Gas Bottle
:bottled: Propane Gas Propane Gas
:propane: Propane Stove Propane Stove
:stove: Kitchen Stove Kitchen Stove
>stove< Kitchen Stove Kitchen Stove
:Breakfast: Breakfast Breakfast
:Eat Here: Breakfast Sign Breakfast Sign
:crabby: Crab Crab
:lobster1: Lobster Lobster
:lobster2: Lobster2 Lobster2
:shrimp: Shrimp Shrimp
:paws: Paws Paws
:plane: Airplane Airplane
:fly: Airplane Airplane
:bike: Bicycle Bicycle
:feet: Feet Feet
:sail: Boat Boat
:rail: Train Train
:pickle: Pickle Pickle
:jar: Jar of Pickles Jar of Pickles
:ear: Ear of Corn Ear of Corn
:cob: Corn Cobb Corn Cobb
>fire< Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguisher
:turkey: Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving
:bbq: Barbecue Barbecue
:Easter: Easter Bunny & Eggs Easter Bunny & Eggs
:Easter Egg Basket: Easter Egg Basket Easter Egg Basket
:BBQ: Barbeque Barbeque