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
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :computer:
    Computer
    Computer
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :reading:
    Reading
    Reading
  • :idunno:
    Idunno
    Idunno
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :saltire:
    Saltire
    Saltire
  • :usaflag:
    USA Flag
    USA Flag
  • :halo:
    Halo
    Halo
  • :truck:
    Truck
    Truck
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :windy:
    Windy
    Windy
  • :sun:
    Sun
    Sun
  • :winter:
    Winter
    Winter
  • :shark:
    Shark
    Shark
  • :rain:
    Rain
    Rain
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :chef:
    Chef
    Chef
  • :dolphins:
    Dolphins
    Dolphins
  • :pout:
    Pout
    Pout
  • :police:
    Police
    Police
  • :eagles:
    Eagles
    Eagles
  • :football:
    Football
    Football
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :scared:
    Scared
    Scared
  • :dog:
    Dog
    Dog