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