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
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • ;(
    Meh
    Meh
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :omg:
    The Horror!
    The Horror!
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • >D
    Evil Grin
    Evil Grin
  • :x
    Sick
    Sick
  • :skull:
    Skull
    Skull
  • :lml-:
    Rock Right
    Rock Right
  • :-lml:
    Rock Left
    Rock Left
  • :I
    Lazy/Fat
    Lazy/Fat
  • :pj:
    Pencilhead
    Pencilhead
  • <3
    Heart
    Heart