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
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    sad
    sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    cool
    cool
  • :eek:
    eek
    eek
  • Imported Smilies
  • :worship:
    Worshipping
    Worshipping
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :ranting:
    ranting
    ranting
  • :cursing:
    cursing
    cursing
  • :wall:
    wallbash
    wallbash
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :shy:
    shy
    shy
  • :ohmy:
    ohmy
    ohmy
  • :nyaah:
    nyaah
    nyaah
  • :?
    ?
    ?
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :whistle:
    whistling
    whistling
  • :blah:
    blah blah blah
    blah blah blah
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rooleyes:
    rool eyes
    rool eyes
  • :yahoo:
    Yahoo
    Yahoo
  • :yes:
    yes
    yes
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :hysterical:
    Hysterical
    Hysterical
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :dontknow:
    don't know
    don't know
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :down:
    thumbs down
    thumbs down
  • :shock:
    shock
    shock
  • :doh:
    doh
    doh
  • :camera:
    Camera
    Camera
  • :mail:
    mail
    mail
  • :hmm:
    Hmm
    Hmm
  • :thumbup:
    thumb up
    thumb up
  • :nerd:
    nerd
    nerd
  • :sothere:
    So There
    So There
  • :nailbiting:
    nailbiting
    nailbiting
  • :action-smiley-020:
    Action Smiley 020
    Action Smiley 020
  • :naughty:
    naughty
    naughty
  • :pavel:
    Wiped
    Wiped
  • :hmp:
    hmp
    hmp
  • :happy0060:
    happy0060
    happy0060
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :tony:
    Tony
    Tony
  • :evilgrin:
    Evil Grin
    Evil Grin