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
    Smile
  • :certifiable:
    Certifiable
    Certifiable
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :ohdear:
    MoreRolleyes
    MoreRolleyes
  • :err:
    Err
    Err
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :puzzled:
    MoreConfused
    MoreConfused
  • :realmad:
    Realmad
    Realmad
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :SLEEP:
    SLEEP
    SLEEP
  • :hmpf:
    MoreMad
    MoreMad
  • :elvis:
    Elvis
    Elvis
  • :lovegulls:
    Larus Lover
    Larus Lover
  • :GEEK:
    GEEK
    GEEK
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :radar:
    Radar
    Radar
  • :chatterbox:
    Chatterbox
    Chatterbox
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :wub:
    Wub
    Wub
  • :notworthy:
    Notworthy
    Notworthy
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :wideeyed:
    Wideeyed
    Wideeyed
  • :nah:
    Nah
    Nah
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :twitcy:
    Twitcy
    Twitcy
  • :mask:
    Mask
    Mask
  • :swoon:
    Swoon
    Swoon
  • :spinny:
    Spinny
    Spinny
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :ouch:
    MoreEek
    MoreEek
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad