Smilies

Explanation

'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!

Smilie List

What to Type
Resulting Graphic
Meaning
  • Generic Smilies
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cry:
    Sad Cry
    Sad Cry
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • >:-}
    Evil
    Evil
  • :-/
    Indifferent
    Indifferent
  • Additional Smillies
  • :nope:
    Nope (Sad Shake)
    Nope (Sad Shake)
  • :nah:
    Nah Nah
    Nah Nah
  • :thumbs-up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :smile:
    Big Smile
    Big Smile
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :scared:
    Scared
    Scared
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :innocent:
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :yum:
    Yum
    Yum
  • :clap:
    Aplause
    Aplause
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :slap-head:
    Slap Head
    Slap Head
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :wishes:
    Best Wishes
    Best Wishes
  • :good-evil:
    Good-Evil
    Good-Evil
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :head-wall:
    Head Wall
    Head Wall
  • :boxing:
    Boxing
    Boxing
  • :g-one:
    Good One
    Good One
  • :g-job:
    Good Job
    Good Job
  • :you-wish:
    You Wish
    You Wish
  • :thanks:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :night:
    Good Night
    Good Night
  • :sorry:
    I'm Sorry
    I'm Sorry
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :g-luck:
    Good Luck
    Good Luck