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
  • :penguin:
    penguin
    penguin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :clapping:
    clapping
    clapping
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :headphones:
    headphones
    headphones
  • :rockchick:
    rockchick
    rockchick
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rock:
    Rock
    Rock
  • :Sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :inlove:
    inlove
    inlove
  • :cool2:
    Cool2
    Cool2
  • :&
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :shame:
    shame
    shame
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :bobs:
    bobs
    bobs
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :<
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :sad:
    sad
    sad
  • :monk:
    monke
    monke
  • :_
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :smoking:
    smoking
    smoking
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :monkey:
    monkey
    monkey