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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :oops:
    Red Face
    Red Face
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :talker:
    Talkative
    Talkative
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :lame:
    Lame
    Lame
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :p
    Sticky Out Tongue
    Sticky Out Tongue
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr Green
    Mr Green
  • :uhoh:
    Uh Oh
    Uh Oh
  • :o
    Ooh
    Ooh
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :proud:
    Proud
    Proud
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :roll:
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • Miscellaneous Smilies
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea