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
  • :[
    Angry
    Angry
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :-?
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :clap:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :-{
    Sick
    Sick
  • :-\
    Puzzled
    Puzzled
  • :o
    Shock
    Shock
  • :-S
    Fighting Tears
    Fighting Tears
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :]
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • /:-}
    Raised Eyebrow
    Raised Eyebrow
  • %(
    Crying
    Crying
  • #-o
    D'oh!
    D'oh!
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :-}
    Drooling
    Drooling
  • (:|
    Dazed
    Dazed
  • B-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :-$
    Shhh!
    Shhh!
  • :*)
    Bashful
    Bashful
  • I-)
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :x
    Love
    Love
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • F-)
    Flirt
    Flirt
  • :-7
    Devious
    Devious
  • >:}
    Devil
    Devil
  • :*
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • [-(
    Pouting
    Pouting