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
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :thumbsdow
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :rotfl:
    rotfl
    rotfl
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :salute:
    Salute
    Salute
  • :read:
    Read
    Read
  • :think:
    Think
    Think
  • :chicken:
    Chicken
    Chicken
  • :computer:
    Computer
    Computer
  • :bark:
    Barking Coach
    Barking Coach
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :noagree:
    No agreement
    No agreement
  • :box:
    Box
    Box