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
  • :up
    Up
    Up
  • Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • Beer
    Beer
    Beer
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • Off Topic
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :joy
    Joy
    Joy
  • Duh
    Duh
    Duh
  • Drink
    Drink
    Drink
  • Mischievous
    Mischievous
    Mischievous
  • :nomessing
    No
    No
  • Dead Horse
    Dead Horse
    Dead Horse
  • :pics
    pics
    pics
  • LOL - LOL
    LOL
    LOL
  • :smash
    Smash
    Smash
  • ;Cool
    ;Cool
    ;Cool
  • Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • LOL LOL
    LOL
    LOL
  • :thankyou
    Thank you
    Thank you
  • Clap
    Clap
    Clap
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • Wow Bounce
    Wow Bounce
    Wow Bounce
  • LOL
    LOL
    LOL
  • :pansmash
    Pan smash
    Pan smash
  • Cheering
    Cheering
    Cheering
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • Steering Wheel
    Steering Wheel
    Steering Wheel
  • Evil
    Evil
    Evil
  • :headbang
    Head Bang
    Head Bang
  • Banghead
    Banghead
    Banghead
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • Shocked
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • Surprised
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :wink
    Wink
    Wink
  • Dance
    Dance
    Dance
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • Laughing
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :dreaming
    Dreaming
    Dreaming
  • Fiery
    Fiery
    Fiery
  • Party
    Party
    Party
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • Dance Dance
    Dance
    Dance
  • :loveit
    Loveit
    Loveit
  • W00t
    W00t
    W00t
  • :Rain:
    :Rain:
    :Rain:
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • Confused
    Confused
    Confused
  • :furious
    Furious
    Furious
  • Unsure
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • Muscle
    Muscle
    Muscle
  • punch
    Punch
    Punch
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!