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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Biglaugh
    Biglaugh
  • :cool:
    Shades
    Shades
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :amazed:
    Amazed
    Amazed
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :shy:
    Shy
    Shy
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :rolleyes2:
    Rolleyes2
    Rolleyes2
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :special:
    Special
    Special
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :gah:
    Gah
    Gah
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :dodge:
    Dodge
    Dodge
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :mad:
    Mad2
    Mad2
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :confused2:
    Confused2
    Confused2
  • :mistrust:
    Mistrust
    Mistrust
  • :ill:
    Ill
    Ill
  • :suprised:
    Suprised
    Suprised
  • ...:eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • ...:mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • ...:rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • ...:cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • ...:p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ...;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • ...:D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ...:o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • ...:)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ...:(
    Frown
    Frown
  • ...:confused:
    Confused
    Confused