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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :!:
    !
    !
  • :nervous:
    Nervous
    Nervous
  • :crosseye:
    Cross-eyed
    Cross-eyed
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :tired:
    Tired
    Tired
  • :lick:
    Lick
    Lick
  • :classic:
    Classic
    Classic
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :suprised:
    Suprised
    Suprised
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :chinese:
    Chinese
    Chinese
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :square:
    Squareeyed
    Squareeyed
  • :knocked:
    Knockedout
    Knockedout
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :speechl:
    Speechless
    Speechless
  • :hurt:
    Hurt
    Hurt
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :smoker:
    Smoker
    Smoker
  • :glasses:
    Glasses
    Glasses
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • :clown:
    Clown
    Clown
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :ermm:
    Ermm
    Ermm
  • :beard:
    Beard
    Beard
  • :up:
    Up
    Up
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :rambo:
    Rambo
    Rambo
  • :disapp:
    Disappointed
    Disappointed
  • :bandit:
    Bandit
    Bandit
  • :question:
    Question Mark
    Question Mark
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :_pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :devious:
    Devious
    Devious
  • :_paranoid
    Paranoid
    Paranoid
  • :down:
    Down
    Down
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :_ogre:
    Ogre
    Ogre
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :bulb:
    Bulb
    Bulb
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry