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
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :whistle:
    whistle
    whistle
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thanks:
    thanks
    thanks
  • :yes:
    yes
    yes
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :no:
    no
    no
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • [:D]
    Big Smile
    Big Smile
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbsdown
    Thumbsdown
  • :thumbsup2:
    Thumbsup2
    Thumbsup2
  • :thumbs_up_smiley:
    Thumbs Up Smiley
    Thumbs Up Smiley
  • :thumbs_down:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :thumbs_up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :party2:
    Party
    Party
  • :notworthy:
    not worthy
    not worthy
  • :dunno:
    Dunno
    Dunno
  • Imported Smilies
  • :givein:
    give in
    give in
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :cheers:
    cheers
    cheers
  • :nsra:
    nsra
    nsra
  • :stirrer:
    Stirrer
    Stirrer
  • :point:
    point
    point
  • :winter:
    Winter
    Winter
  • :greet:
    greet
    greet
  • :elmo:
    Elmo
    Elmo
  • :checkeredflag:
    Checkeredflag
    Checkeredflag
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :yuck:
    Yuck
    Yuck
  • :eats:
    Eats
    Eats
  • :bang:
    bang head
    bang head
  • :gromit:
    Gromit
    Gromit
  • :wallace:
    Wallace
    Wallace
  • :drool:
    drool
    drool
  • :hissyfit:
    Hissyfit
    Hissyfit
  • :hyper:
    Hyper
    Hyper
  • :screwy:
    screwy
    screwy
  • :party:
    party
    party
  • :dunce:
    dunce
    dunce
  • [:(!]
    Angry
    Angry
  • :zzz:
    zzz
    zzz
  • :rip:
    rip
    rip
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :race:
    race
    race
  • :thinks:
    thinks
    thinks
  • :pop:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :win:
    win
    win
  • :jig:
    jig
    jig
  • :2c:
    2c
    2c
  • :drive:
    drive
    drive
  • [B)]
    Black Eye
    Black Eye
  • :chef:
    chef
    chef
  • :pirate:
    pirate
    pirate
  • :rain:
    rain
    rain
  • :cap:
    captain scarlet
    captain scarlet
  • [xx(]
    Dead
    Dead
  • :sun:
    sun
    sun
  • :grind:
    grind
    grind
  • :wrench:
    wrench
    wrench
  • :saw:
    saw
    saw
  • :spray:
    spray
    spray
  • :beat:
    beat
    beat
  • :weld:
    weld
    weld
  • [:O]
    Shock
    Shock
  • [:0]
    Shock
    Shock
  • [:I]
    Blush
    Blush
  • [:(]
    Sad
    Sad
  • [8)]
    Shy
    Shy
  • [:)]
    Smile
    Smile
  • [}:)]
    Evil
    Evil
  • [8D]
    Cool
    Cool
  • [|)]
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • [:o)]
    Clown
    Clown
  • [:P]
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • [;)]
    Wink
    Wink
  • [8]
    Eight Ball
    Eight Ball
  • [?]
    Question
    Question
  • [^]
    Approve
    Approve
  • [V]
    Disapprove
    Disapprove
  • [:X]
    Kisses
    Kisses
  • Christmas
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :sman2:
    Snowman2
    Snowman2
  • :stocking:
    Stocking
    Stocking
  • :tree:
    Tree
    Tree
  • :frosty:
    Frosty
    Frosty
  • :merry:
    merry
    merry
  • :sman:
    snowman
    snowman
  • :rudy:
    rudy
    rudy
  • :laugh:
    laugh
    laugh