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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • Extra
  • :help:
    Help!
    Help!
  • :bang:
    Bang!
    Bang!
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :biggrin:
    Big Grin!
    Big Grin!
  • :scratch:
    Scratch!
    Scratch!
  • :shake:
    Shake!
    Shake!
  • :jaw:
    Jaw!
    Jaw!
  • :laugh:
    Laugh!
    Laugh!
  • :topic:
    off Topic!
    off Topic!
  • :lock:
    Lock!
    Lock!
  • :barf:
    Barf!
    Barf!
  • :wave:
    wave
    wave
  • :thumb:
    Thumbs up!
    Thumbs up!
  • :tongue:
    Tongue Wave
    Tongue Wave
  • :worship:
    Worship!
    Worship!
  • :yllol:
    Rolling!
    Rolling!
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :wow:
    Wow
    Wow
  • :biglaugh:
    Big Laugh
    Big Laugh
  • :yay:
    YAY!
    YAY!
  • :w00t:
    w00t
    w00t
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :eek2:
    eek2
    eek2
  • :woot:
    woot
    woot
  • :bump:
    Bump!
    Bump!
  • Folding
  • :fold:
    Cog
    Cog