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
  • Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :grin:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :joker:
    Joker
    Joker
  • :flame:
    Flame
    Flame
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :eyepatch:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :whip:
    Whip
    Whip
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat
  • :cool2:
    Cool2
    Cool2
  • :devil:
    Devil
    Devil
  • :dog:
    Dog
    Dog
  • :cow:
    Cow
    Cow
  • :fish:
    Fish
    Fish
  • :gaga:
    Gaga
    Gaga
  • :yikes:
    Yikes
    Yikes
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :bomb:
    Bomb
    Bomb
  • :violin:
    Violin
    Violin
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :1st:
    1st
    1st
  • :2nd:
    2nd
    2nd
  • :3rd:
    3rd
    3rd
  • :vomit:
    Vomit
    Vomit
  • :band:
    Band
    Band
  • :celebrate
    Party
    Party
  • :juggle:
    Juggle
    Juggle
  • :gun:
    Gun
    Gun
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :birthday:
    Birthday
    Birthday
  • :band2:
    Band2
    Band2