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
  • :yelling:
    Yelling
    Yelling
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :thumbdown2:
    Thumb Down
    Thumb Down
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :jk:
    Jk
    Jk
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :clover:
    Clover
    Clover
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :clapup:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :wow:
    Wow
    Wow
  • :zzz:
    Zzz
    Zzz
  • :oh:
    Oh
    Oh
  • :basketball:
    Basketball
    Basketball
  • :shakehands:
    Shake Hands
    Shake Hands
  • :nono:
    No No
    No No
  • :!:
    !
    !
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :yo:
    Yo
    Yo
  • :idoit:
    Idoit
    Idoit
  • :smoking:
    Smoking
    Smoking
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :opps:
    Opps
    Opps
  • :scare:
    Scare
    Scare
  • :ok:
    Ok
    Ok
  • :eating:
    Eating
    Eating
  • :thumbup2:
    Thumb up
    Thumb up
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :shrr:
    Shrr
    Shrr
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :coolsign:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :bye:
    Bye bye
    Bye bye
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :r&r:
    Rock&Roll
    Rock&Roll
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :eeksign:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :smile2:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :wonder:
    Wonder
    Wonder
  • :thanks:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :byesign:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :cool2:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :clap:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :arg:
    Arg
    Arg
  • :lipssealed:
    Lipssealed
    Lipssealed
  • :huhsign:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbup
    Thumbup
  • :thumbup1:
    Thumb up
    Thumb up
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :drinking:
    Drinking
    Drinking
  • :ugh:
    ugh
    ugh
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb down
    Thumb down
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :sweatdrop:
    Sweatdrop
    Sweatdrop
  • :@
    Cursing
    Cursing
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :what:
    What
    What
  • :peace:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry