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
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Imported Smilies
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :dodgy:
    Dodgy
    Dodgy
  • :@
    Angry
    Angry
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :s
    Confused
    Confused
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :exclamation:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :-/
    Undecided
    Undecided
  • :shy:
    Shy
    Shy
  • :at:
    At
    At