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
  • Extended Emiticons
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :shy:
    Shy
    Shy
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :thinking:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumbdown
    Thumbdown
  • :bye:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :smug:
    Smug
    Smug
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :mellow:
    Mellow
    Mellow
  • :undecided:
    Undecided
    Undecided
  • :dry:
    Dry
    Dry
  • :stunned:
    Stunned
    Stunned
  • :uneasy:
    Uneasy
    Uneasy
  • :sweat:
    Sweat
    Sweat
  • :what:
    What
    What
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :tears:
    Tears
    Tears
  • :hypocrite:
    Hypocrite
    Hypocrite
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :excited:
    Excited
    Excited
  • :rofl:
    Rofl
    Rofl
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :worshippy:
    Worshippy
    Worshippy
  • :arms:
    Arms
    Arms
  • :therethere:
    Therethere
    Therethere
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :stamp:
    Stamp
    Stamp
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • Generic Smilies
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!