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
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • lol
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :weepy:
    Weepy
    Weepy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :yuck:
    Yuck
    Yuck
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :ohmy:
    Ohmy
    Ohmy
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :important
    Important
    Important
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • >(
    Angry
    Angry
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :guilty:
    Guilty
    Guilty
  • :eye-poppi
    Eye Popping
    Eye Popping
  • :expressio
    Expressionless
    Expressionless
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :tearsofjo
    Tearsofjoy
    Tearsofjoy
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry
  • :silly:
    Silly
    Silly
  • :optimist:
    Optimist
    Optimist
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :sarcastic
    Sarcastic
    Sarcastic
  • :grumpy:
    Grumpy
    Grumpy
  • :mischievo
    Mischievous
    Mischievous
  • :melodrama
    Melodramatic
    Melodramatic
  • :cheerful:
    Cheerful
    Cheerful
  • :crackup:
    Crackup
    Crackup
  • :ashamed:
    Ashamed
    Ashamed
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :hypnotize
    Hypnotized
    Hypnotized
  • :headache:
    Headache
    Headache
  • :goodvibes
    Goodvibes
    Goodvibes
  • :greedy:
    Greedy
    Greedy
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • :boggled:
    Boggled
    Boggled
  • :relieved:
    Relieved
    Relieved
  • :present:
    Present
    Present
  • :nosy:
    Nosy
    Nosy
  • :yikes:
    Yikes
    Yikes
  • :blockhead
    Blockhead
    Blockhead
  • :bitelip:
    Bitelip
    Bitelip
  • :lovestruc
    Lovestruck
    Lovestruck
  • :zzz:
    Zzz
    Zzz
  • :birthday:
    Birthday
    Birthday
  • :ziplip:
    Ziplip
    Ziplip
  • :listen:
    Listen
    Listen
  • :knockout:
    Knockout
    Knockout
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • :innocent:
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :soapbox:
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :grouphug:
    Grouphug
    Grouphug
  • offtopic
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • capn
    Hijacked
    Hijacked
  • :troll1:
    Troll 1
    Troll 1
  • :troll2:
    Troll 2
    Troll 2
  • :jester:
    jester
    jester
  • :medusa:
    medusa
    medusa
  • :tombstone
    tombstone
    tombstone
  • :dontfeed:
    dont feed
    dont feed