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
  • Generic Smilies
  • :)
    smile
    smile
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    mad
    mad
  • :(
    sad
    sad
  • :p
    grey
    grey
  • ;)
    wink
    wink
  • :D
    glee
    glee
  • :o
    surprise
    surprise
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    cool
    cool
  • :eek:
    nightmare
    nightmare
  • :tongue:
    tongue
    tongue
  • :clap:
    clap
    clap
  • :dog:
    dog
    dog
  • :thup:
    thumbup
    thumbup
  • :thdn:
    thumbdown
    thumbdown
  • :ahhh:
    ahhh
    ahhh
  • :twoslap:
    slap
    slap
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :greedy_dollars:
    Greedy Dollars
    Greedy Dollars
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :rugby:
    Rugby
    Rugby
  • :topsy_turvy:
    Topsy Turvy
    Topsy Turvy
  • :very_drunk:
    Very Drunk
    Very Drunk
  • :helpsos:
    Helpsos
    Helpsos
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :listening_headphone
    Listening Headphones
    Listening Headphones
  • :star:
    Star
    Star