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
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Imported Smilies
  • :3233:
    3233
    3233
  • :3266:
    3266
    3266
  • :3218:
    3218
    3218
  • :3225:
    3225
    3225
  • :3234:
    3234
    3234
  • :3210:
    3210
    3210
  • :3291:
    3291
    3291
  • :3219:
    3219
    3219
  • :3228:
    3228
    3228
  • :3238:
    3238
    3238
  • :3213:
    3213
    3213
  • :3214:
    3214
    3214
  • :3220:
    3220
    3220