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