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
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :happyno:
    Happy No
    Happy No
  • :happyyes:
    Happy Yes
    Happy Yes
  • :happysad:
    Shaking Head Sadly
    Shaking Head Sadly
  • :ashamed1:
    Ashamed (Static)
    Ashamed (Static)
  • :eek:
    Eek!
    Eek!
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :lol:
    Laugh Out Loud
    Laugh Out Loud
  • :ashamed:
    Ashamed (Animated)
    Ashamed (Animated)
  • :dunce:
    Dunce
    Dunce
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :ohmy:
    Oh My
    Oh My
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :bye:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :weeping:
    Weeping
    Weeping
  • :jawdrop:
    Jaw Drop
    Jaw Drop
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :cry:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :slaphead:
    Slapping Forehead
    Slapping Forehead
  • :rotflmao:
    ROTFLMAO
    ROTFLMAO
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel