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
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :naughty:
    Naughty
    Naughty
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • :boring:
    Boring
    Boring
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :wall:
    Wall
    Wall
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :boohoo:
    Boohoo
    Boohoo
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :thumb:
    Thumb
    Thumb
  • :hand:
    Hand
    Hand
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :think:
    Think
    Think
  • :freak:
    Freak
    Freak
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :snooty:
    Snooty
    Snooty
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :silenced:
    Silenced
    Silenced
  • :eh:
    Eh
    Eh
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!