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
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :worship:
    Worship
    Worship
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :secret:
    Secret
    Secret
  • :banghead:
    Banghead
    Banghead
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :drivin:
    Drivin
    Drivin
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :yay:
    Yay
    Yay
  • :chug:
    Chug
    Chug
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :usa:
    Usa
    Usa
  • :burnout:
    Burnout
    Burnout
  • :slap:
    Slap
    Slap
  • :bigshock:
    Bigshock
    Bigshock
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug