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
  • :)
    smile
    smile
  • :o
    embarrassment
    embarrassment
  • :shy:
    shy
    shy
  • ;)
    wink
    wink
  • :smug:
    smug
    smug
  • :D
    big grin
    big grin
  • :cool:
    cool
    cool
  • :p
    stick out tongue
    stick out tongue
  • :rolleyes:
    roll eyes (sarcastic)
    roll eyes (sarcastic)
  • :upsidwn:
    upsidedown
    upsidedown
  • :confused:
    confused
    confused
  • :(
    frown
    frown
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :worried:
    worried
    worried
  • :hurt:
    ouch
    ouch
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :shocked:
    shocked
    shocked
  • :grumpy:
    grumpy
    grumpy
  • :irked:
    irked
    irked
  • :boggled:
    boggled
    boggled
  • :goodvibe:
    goodvibes
    goodvibes
  • :hug:
    hug
    hug
  • :wave:
    wave
    wave
  • :faint:
    faint
    faint
  • :mad:
    mad
    mad
  • :steamed:
    steamed
    steamed
  • :rant:
    rant
    rant
  • :rotfl:
    rotfl
    rotfl
  • :hyper:
    hyper
    hyper
  • :idea:
    idea
    idea
  • :sing:
    sing
    sing
  • :clap:
    clap
    clap
  • :love:
    love
    love
  • :rose:
    rose
    rose
  • :cake:
    cake
    cake
  • :detectiv:
    detective
    detective
  • :angel:
    angel
    angel
  • :meditate:
    meditate
    meditate
  • :pirate:
    pirate
    pirate
  • :bookworm:
    bookworm
    bookworm
  • :zombie:
    zombie
    zombie
  • :unicorn:
    unicorn
    unicorn
  • :chef:
    chef
    chef
  • :cheers:
    cheers
    cheers
  • :fishin:
    fishin
    fishin
  • :fletching:
    fletching
    fletching
  • :jeweler:
    jeweler
    jeweler
  • :smith:
    smith
    smith
  • :tailor:
    tailor
    tailor
  • :barb:
    barb
    barb
  • :knight:
    knight
    knight
  • :bard:
    bard
    bard
  • :iksar:
    iksar
    iksar
  • :vahshir:
    vah shir
    vah shir
  • :troll:
    troll
    troll
  • :wizard:
    wizard
    wizard