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