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
  • :lol:
    LOL!
    LOL!
  • :shot:
    Shot
    Shot
  • :proud:
    Proud
    Proud
  • :question:
    Questionmark
    Questionmark
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :nyanya:
    nyanya!
    nyanya!
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :loved:
    Loved
    Loved
  • :hmmmm:
    Hmmmm
    Hmmmm
  • :upset:
    Upset
    Upset
  • :flybye:
    Flybye
    Flybye
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :|
    :|
    :|
  • :fight:
    Fight
    Fight
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :ditto:
    Ditto!
    Ditto!
  • :boring:
    Boring
    Boring
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :w00t:
    W00t
    W00t
  • :banghead:
    Banghead
    Banghead
  • :banned:
    Banned!
    Banned!
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :topjob:
    Top Job!
    Top Job!
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :think:
    Thinking...
    Thinking...
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!