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
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :black_eyed:
    Black Eyed
    Black Eyed
  • :sorrow:
    Sorrow
    Sorrow
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :eagerness:
    Eagerness
    Eagerness
  • :mad-new:
    Mad New
    Mad New
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :love_heart:
    Love Heart
    Love Heart
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :down:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :upset:
    Upset
    Upset
  • :up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :topsy_turvy:
    Topsy Turvy
    Topsy Turvy
  • :grumpy:
    Grumpy
    Grumpy
  • :cheerful:
    Cheerful
    Cheerful
  • :tongue-new:
    Tongue New
    Tongue New
  • :excitement:
    Excitement
    Excitement
  • :calm:
    Calm
    Calm
  • :stupid:
    Stupid
    Stupid
  • :encouragement:
    Encouragement
    Encouragement
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek-new:
    Eek New
    Eek New
  • :apathy:
    Apathy
    Apathy
  • :disturbed:
    Disturbed
    Disturbed
  • :anonymous:
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
  • :loyal:
    Loyal
    Loyal
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :distrust:
    Distrust
    Distrust
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :distracted:
    Distracted
    Distracted
  • :adoration:
    Adoration
    Adoration
  • :very_drunk:
    Very Drunk
    Very Drunk
  • :love-struck:
    Love Struck
    Love Struck
  • :crushed:
    Crushed
    Crushed
  • :indecisiveness:
    Indecisiveness
    Indecisiveness
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :congratulatory:
    Congratulatory
    Congratulatory
  • :triumphant:
    Triumphant
    Triumphant
  • :hororr:
    Hororr
    Hororr
  • :concern:
    Concern
    Concern
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!