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