'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.

Here's the list of currently accepted smilies:

What to Type Meaning Graphic That Will Appear
:) 01 01
:grin: 02 02
:?: 03 03
:cool: 04 04
:o 05 05
:( 06 06
;) 07 07
:P 08 08
:bawl: bawl bawl
:bomb: bomb bomb
:boring: boring boring
:bouncing: bouncing bouncing
:cheers: cheers cheers
:chomp: chomp chomp
:chug: chug chug
:cleanear: cleanear cleanear
:computer: computer computer
:curl: curl curl
:drinking: drinking drinking
:drunk: drunk drunk
jghjgh fhfgh fhfgh
fjdfgd fhfgj fhfgj
:fly: fly fly
:frowngrin frowngrin frowngrin
ghkhg ghkh ghkh
:grab: grab grab
:grad: grad grad
:groucho: groucho groucho
:guitar: guitar guitar
:halo: halo halo
:headbang: headbang headbang
:headshake headshake headshake
:hug: hug hug
:jk: just kidding just kidding
:king: king king
:knife: knife knife
:mad: mad mad
:mad: mad mad
:mic: mic mic
:newangel: newangel newangel
:newbie: newbie newbie
:ninja: ninja ninja
:noevil: no evil no evil
:nono: nono nono
:ot: off topic off topic
:ok: ok ok
:orbit: orbit orbit
:party: party party
:pez: pez pez
:pirate: pirate pirate
:punch: punch punch
:rolleyes: roll eyes roll eyes
dhfhfg sgdfg sgdfg
:shock: shock shock
:smooch: smooch smooch
:snooze: snoozing snoozing
:soapbox: soapbox soapbox
:spacepod: spacepod spacepod
:spam: spam spam
:spank: spank spank
:stop: stop stop
:bis: superstar superstar
:O: surprise surprise
:argue: swear swear
eyey trytry trytry
:wave: wave wave