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
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :disgusted
    Disgusted
    Disgusted
  • :-|
    Indifferent
    Indifferent
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :*-(
    Crying
    Crying
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :-B
    Goofy
    Goofy
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!