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
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :winky:
    Winky
    Winky
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :ok:
    OK
    OK
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :|
    meh
    meh
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :trophy:
    Trophy
    Trophy
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • Animated Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock