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
  • :nonono:
    Nonono
    Nonono
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :wiggle:
    Wiggle
    Wiggle
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :uhoh:
    Uh Oh!
    Uh Oh!
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :spammers:
    I Hate Spammers!
    I Hate Spammers!
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :smilewin:
    Smilewink
    Smilewink
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :skeptic:
    Skeptical
    Skeptical
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shakehea:
    Shake Head
    Shake Head
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :topicoff:
    Off Topic!
    Off Topic!
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!