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
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • ;)
    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
  • >:-}
    Evil
    Evil
  • :-/
    Indifferent
    Indifferent
  • Additional Smillies
  • :scared:
    Scared
    Scared
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :innocent:
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :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
  • :good-evil:
    Good-Evil
    Good-Evil
  • :wishes:
    Best Wishes
    Best Wishes
  • :head-wall:
    Head Wall
    Head Wall
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :boxing:
    Boxing
    Boxing
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :yum:
    Yum
    Yum
  • :clap:
    Aplause
    Aplause
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :slap-head:
    Slap Head
    Slap Head
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :sorry:
    I'm Sorry
    I'm Sorry
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :g-luck:
    Good Luck
    Good Luck
  • :g-one:
    Good One
    Good One
  • :g-job:
    Good Job
    Good Job
  • :you-wish:
    You Wish
    You Wish
  • :night:
    Good Night
    Good Night
  • :thanks:
    Thanks
    Thanks