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
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • custom
  • :dito:
    Dito
    Dito
  • :geekon:
    Geekon
    Geekon
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :bs2:
    Bs2
    Bs2
  • :dontknow:
    Dontknow
    Dontknow
  • :bs:
    Bs
    Bs
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :withstupid:
    Withstupid
    Withstupid
  • :driver:
    Driver
    Driver
  • :026:
    026
    026
  • :sheep:
    Sheep
    Sheep
  • :cheerful:
    Cheerful
    Cheerful
  • :eating:
    Eating
    Eating
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :rock:
    Rock
    Rock
  • :ciao:
    Ciao
    Ciao
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :badputer:
    Badputer
    Badputer
  • :stop:
    Stop
    Stop
  • :crazy_pilot:
    Crazy Pilot
    Crazy Pilot
  • :zombie3:
    Zombie3
    Zombie3
  • :Banane42:
    Banane42
    Banane42
  • :stupid:
    Stupid
    Stupid
  • :dance3:
    Dance3
    Dance3
  • :fight:
    Fight
    Fight
  • :banghead:
    Banghead
    Banghead
  • :thumb2:
    Thumb2
    Thumb2
  • :deal:
    Deal
    Deal
  • :haha:
    Haha
    Haha
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :zombie:
    Zombie
    Zombie
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :arg:
    Arg
    Arg
  • :victory:
    Victory
    Victory
  • :devil:
    Devil
    Devil
  • :uponsoapbox:
    Uponsoapbox
    Uponsoapbox
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :big_boss:
    Big Boss
    Big Boss
  • :violin:
    Violin
    Violin
  • :dirol:
    Dirol
    Dirol
  • :hairfire:
    Hairfire
    Hairfire
  • :hmmmm2:
    Hmmmm2
    Hmmmm2
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :w00t:
    W00t
    W00t