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