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
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :saywhat:
    Say What
    Say What
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :straightface:
    Straight Face
    Straight Face
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :smirk:
    Smirk
    Smirk
  • XD
    XD
    XD
  • :caticon:
    Cat Hearteyes
    Cat Hearteyes
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart