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
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Onions
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :nosebleed:
    Nosebleed
    Nosebleed
  • :too_cold:
    Too Cold
    Too Cold
  • :big_eyes:
    Big Eyes
    Big Eyes
  • :Hypnotize:
    Hypnotize
    Hypnotize
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :depressed:
    Depressed
    Depressed
  • :prancing:
    Prancing
    Prancing
  • :tumbleweed:
    Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed
  • :cosy:
    Cosy
    Cosy
  • :Noooo:
    Noooo
    Noooo
  • :thumbs_up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :Holy_crap:
    Holy Crap
    Holy Crap
  • :showoff:
    Showoff
    Showoff
  • :degree:
    Degree
    Degree
  • :ponder:
    Ponder
    Ponder
  • :too_hot:
    Too Hot
    Too Hot
  • :bye:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :Sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :depressed_wall:
    Depressed Wall
    Depressed Wall
  • :relaxing_tea:
    Relaxing Tea
    Relaxing Tea
  • :XD:
    XD
    XD