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
  • :whisper
    Whisper
    Whisper
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :eyebrow
    Eyebrow
    Eyebrow
  • :S
    Confused
    Confused
  • :ooo
    Oooh!
    Oooh!
  • :blush
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :doh
    Doh!
    Doh!
  • :rotf
    ROTF
    ROTF
  • :zzz
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :devil
    Devil
    Devil
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :sick
    Sick
    Sick
  • :grin
    Grin
    Grin
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :sadeyes
    Sad Eyes
    Sad Eyes
  • :cry
    Cry
    Cry
  • :saint
    Saint / Angel
    Saint / Angel
  • :kiss
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :hug
    Hugs
    Hugs
  • :angry
    Mad
    Mad
  • :shhh
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :lol
    LOL
    LOL
  • :shy
    Shy
    Shy
  • :rose
    Rose
    Rose
  • :music
    Music
    Music
  • :sly
    Sly
    Sly
  • :?
    Puzzled
    Puzzled
  • :love
    Love
    Love
  • :peace
    Peace
    Peace
  • :P
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :geek
    Geek
    Geek
  • :|
    OK
    OK
  • :nana
    Nana!
    Nana!
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :hand
    Hand
    Hand
  • :lmao
    LMAO
    LMAO
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :O
    EEK!
    EEK!