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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :satisfied:
    Satisfied
    Satisfied
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :bigsmile2:
    Big Smile 2
    Big Smile 2
  • :bigsmile:
    Bigs smile
    Bigs smile
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :faint_smilie:
    Faint Smilie
    Faint Smilie
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :umm_ani:
    Umm Ani
    Umm Ani
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :down:
    Down
    Down
  • :rollseyes_ani:
    Rollseyes Ani
    Rollseyes Ani
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :lol2:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :smoochie:
    Smoochie
    Smoochie
  • :undecided:
    Undecided
    Undecided
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :meow:
    kitty
    kitty
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :umm:
    Umm
    Umm
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :amazed_ani:
    Amazed Ani
    Amazed Ani
  • :$:
    money
    money
  • -!-
    surprise
    surprise
  • :zzz:
    sleep
    sleep
  • :evil:
    evil
    evil
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • talkstuff
  • :tongue_ani:
    Tongue Ani
    Tongue Ani
  • :hmm:
    Hmm
    Hmm
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :pissed_ani:
    Pissed Ani
    Pissed Ani
  • :exclamation:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :bandanna:
    Bandanna
    Bandanna
  • :wink_ani:
    Wink Ani
    Wink Ani
  • :no_expression:
    No Expression
    No Expression
  • :pissed:
    Pissed
    Pissed
  • :surprised_ani:
    Surprised Ani
    Surprised Ani
  • :devil:
    Devil
    Devil