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
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!