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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :calm:
    Calm
    Calm
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :exclaim:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • :bigsmile:
    Big Smile
    Big Smile
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :tape:
    Tape
    Tape
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :noob:
    Noob
    Noob
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :offtopic:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :ban:
    Ban
    Ban
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Animated Smilies
  • :compress:
    Compress
    Compress
  • :fishing:
    Fishing
    Fishing
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :smoke:
    Smoke
    Smoke
  • :spin:
    Spin
    Spin
  • :torch:
    Torch
    Torch
  • :fire:
    Fire
    Fire
  • :jason2:
    Jason2
    Jason2