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
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :eek2:
    EEK! 2
    EEK! 2
  • :squint:
    Squint
    Squint
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :ugh:
    UGH
    UGH
  • :-\
    Meh
    Meh
  • Misc Smilies
  • :greg:
    Pimp
    Pimp
  • :hickey:
    Brown Noser
    Brown Noser
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :mad2:
    Angry2
    Angry2
  • :shawn:
    SSMMMAAACK!
    SSMMMAAACK!
  • :busted:
    Busted
    Busted
  • :bryson:
    Mad Ninja
    Mad Ninja
  • :bow:
    Bow Down
    Bow Down
  • :guilty:
    Guilty
    Guilty
  • :eek3:
    WTF?
    WTF?
  • :freak:
    Obsessed
    Obsessed
  • :spork:
    Tinfoil Hat
    Tinfoil Hat
  • :handlebars:
    YeeHaw!
    YeeHaw!
  • :cody:
    Cody
    Cody
  • :brett:
    Brett
    Brett
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :tara:
    Cheerleader
    Cheerleader
  • :wtf:
    WTF?
    WTF?
  • :chris:
    Googely Eyes
    Googely Eyes
  • :amy:
    Slap Fight
    Slap Fight
  • :thumbs:
    Thumbs Up, Mustachio
    Thumbs Up, Mustachio
  • :usa:
    USA
    USA