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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :D
    Big grin
    Big grin
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :O
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :embarassment:
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :badgrin:
    Bad grin
    Bad grin
  • :doubt:
    Doubt
    Doubt
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbs down
    Thumbs down
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :!:
    Exclaim mark
    Exclaim mark
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :kissing:
    Kissing
    Kissing
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :3some:
    3some
    3some
  • :whipping:
    Whipping
    Whipping
  • {at}
    At
    At