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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :ballchain:
    ball_chain
    ball_chain
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :focus:
    Focus
    Focus
  • :flame:
    Flame
    Flame
  • :fencing:
    Fencing
    Fencing
  • :faint:
    faint
    faint
  • :argue:
    argue
    argue
  • :grouphug:
    Grouphug
    Grouphug