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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :banana:
    Banana
    Banana
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :as-sleep:
    As Sleep
    As Sleep
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek2:
    Eek2
    Eek2
  • :rage:
    Rage
    Rage
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :goof:
    Goof
    Goof
  • :brickwall
    Brickwall
    Brickwall
  • :santasmil
    Santasmile
    Santasmile
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :lol:
    FRlol
    FRlol
  • :ladysman:
    Ladysman
    Ladysman
  • :yawnb:
    Yawnb
    Yawnb
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :flare:
    Flare
    Flare
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :bawling:
    Bawling
    Bawling
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :thumbs_up
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :D
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :crash:
    Crash
    Crash
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :brow:
    Brow
    Brow
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :smash:
    Smash
    Smash
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :bday_2:
    Bday 2
    Bday 2
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue