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
  • :excitement:
    Excitement
    Excitement
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :tongue-new:
    Tongue New
    Tongue New
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :eagerness:
    Eagerness
    Eagerness
  • :indecisiveness:
    Indecisiveness
    Indecisiveness
  • :surprise:
    Surprise
    Surprise
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :friendly_wink:
    Friendly Wink
    Friendly Wink
  • :sorrow:
    Sorrow
    Sorrow
  • :wink-new:
    Wink New
    Wink New
  • :devilish:
    Devilish
    Devilish
  • :encouragement:
    Encouragement
    Encouragement
  • :love-struck:
    Love Struck
    Love Struck
  • :tickled_pink:
    Tickled Pink
    Tickled Pink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :distress:
    Distress
    Distress
  • :hopelessness:
    Hopelessness
    Hopelessness
  • :stupid:
    Stupid
    Stupid
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :fatigue:
    Fatigue
    Fatigue
  • :smile-new:
    Smile New
    Smile New
  • :very_drunk:
    Very Drunk
    Very Drunk
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :cheerful:
    Cheerful
    Cheerful
  • :eek-new:
    Eek New
    Eek New
  • :love_heart:
    Love Heart
    Love Heart
  • :suspicion:
    Suspicion
    Suspicion
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :highly_amused:
    Highly Amused
    Highly Amused
  • :stung:
    Stung
    Stung
  • :topsy_turvy:
    Topsy Turvy
    Topsy Turvy
  • :disgust:
    Disgust
    Disgust
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!