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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :OT-2:
    OT-2
    OT-2
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :1zhelp:
    1zhelp
    1zhelp
  • :dunno:
    Dunno
    Dunno
  • :deal:
    Deal
    Deal
  • :bullhorn:
    Bullhorn
    Bullhorn
  • :beerchug:
    Beerchug
    Beerchug
  • :eek13:
    Eek13
    Eek13
  • :eek5:
    Eek5
    Eek5
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :off_topic
    off topic
    off topic
  • :jail:
    Jail
    Jail
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :lol3:
    Lol3
    Lol3
  • :lol4:
    Lol4
    Lol4
  • :luvlove:
    Luvlove
    Luvlove
  • :joke:
    Joke
    Joke
  • :nonono2:
    Nonono2
    Nonono2
  • :flag:
    Patriot
    Patriot
  • :feedback:
    Feedback
    Feedback
  • :1poke:
    1poke
    1poke
  • :mad2:
    Mad2
    Mad2
  • :thumbsdow
    Thumbsdown
    Thumbsdown
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :screwy:
    Screwy
    Screwy
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :throw:
    Throw
    Throw
  • :2thumbsdo
    2thumbsdown
    2thumbsdown
  • :upsided:
    Upsidedown
    Upsidedown
  • :type:
    Type
    Type
  • :woot:
    Woot
    Woot
  • :smooch:
    smooch
    smooch
  • :worship:
    Worship
    Worship
  • :zipped:
    zipped
    zipped
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :angel:
    flying_angel
    flying_angel
  • bomb
    cantsaybamb
    cantsaybamb
  • retarded
    notardo
    notardo
  • Damned
    darned
    darned
  • detonating
    boom
    boom
  • Fire
    cantsayfayr-1
    cantsayfayr-1
  • :cword:
    replaceword-1
    replaceword-1
  • fire
    cantsayfiyer
    cantsayfiyer
  • :moon:
    moon
    moon