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
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :stickouttounge:
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :biggrin:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :eeek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :nya:
    Nya
    Nya
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :warning:
    Warning
    Warning
  • :crash:
    Crash
    Crash
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :beerchug:
    Beer chug
    Beer chug
  • :!:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • :->
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :banghead:
    Bang head
    Bang head
  • :diablo:
    Devil
    Devil
  • :eek2:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :outtahere:
    Outtahere
    Outtahere
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :nervous:
    Nervous
    Nervous
  • :lookaway:
    Look away
    Look away
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :hungry:
    Hungry
    Hungry
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-o
    Eek
    Eek
  • :sad:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :-(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :grin:
    Big grin
    Big grin
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :roll:
    Roll eyes
    Roll eyes
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :oops:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :mad2:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-D
    Big grin
    Big grin
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek