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