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
  • New Smileys
  • :smile:
    smile
    smile
  • :grin:
    grin
    grin
  • :shy:
    shy
    shy
  • :shocked:
    shocked
    shocked
  • :wink:
    wink
    wink
  • :sad:
    sad
    sad
  • :puzzled:
    puzzled
    puzzled
  • :rolleye:
    rolleye
    rolleye
  • :fooling:
    fooling
    fooling
  • :angry:
    angry
    angry
  • :love:
    love
    love
  • :unhappy:
    unhappy
    unhappy
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :spinning:
    spinning
    spinning
  • :evil:
    evil
    evil
  • 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!