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