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
  • New smilies
  • ::doh::
    doh!
    doh!
  • :>
    evil grin
    evil grin
  • ::surprise::
    surprise
    surprise
  • :-/
    smirk
    smirk
  • ::mad::
    mad
    mad
  • ::cry::
    cry
    cry
  • ::lol::
    LOL
    LOL
  • ::huh::
    huh?
    huh?
  • ::down::
    thumbs down
    thumbs down
  • ::brood::
    brood
    brood
  • ::up::
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • ::blink::
    blink
    blink
  • ::whistle::
    whistle
    whistle
  • ::love::
    love
    love
  • ;)
    wink
    wink
  • ::woot::
    woot!
    woot!
  • ::cool::
    cool
    cool
  • :D
    big grin
    big grin
  • ::unsure::
    unsure
    unsure
  • ::eyebrow::
    eyebrow
    eyebrow
  • :)
    smile
    smile
  • ::sad::
    sad
    sad
  • ::hug::
    hug
    hug
  • ::roll::
    eyeroll
    eyeroll
  • ::pleased::
    pleased
    pleased
  • Generic Smilies
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!