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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    big grin
    big grin
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :roflol:
    Roflol
    Roflol
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :kiss:
    Kissey
    Kissey
  • :eyes:
    Rolleyes 2
    Rolleyes 2
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :blush:
    Blushy
    Blushy
  • :hcry:
    Happycry
    Happycry
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :group:
    Group
    Group
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :redface:
    redface
    redface
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :sad:
    Purple
    Purple
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :surprise:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :oh:
    Oh
    Oh
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :perplex:
    Perplex
    Perplex
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :happyno:
    HappyNo
    HappyNo
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :aah:
    Content
    Content
  • :spin:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :wub:
    wub smiley
    wub smiley
  • :beatingheart:
    beating heart
    beating heart
  • :hop:
    Hop
    Hop
  • :flower:
    flower
    flower
  • :whistle:
    whistler
    whistler
  • :thumb:
    Thumb
    Thumb
  • :yum:
    Yum
    Yum
  • :silly:
    Laugh2
    Laugh2
  • :jester:
    Jester
    Jester
  • :beathead:
    head on wall
    head on wall
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :glasses:
    Glasses
    Glasses
  • :wornout:
    Wornout
    Wornout
  • :cool1:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • Christmas Smilies
  • :santagrin:
    Biggrin2
    Biggrin2
  • :santafrown:
    Frown2
    Frown2
  • :santawink:
    Santawink
    Santawink
  • :santasmile:
    Santasmile
    Santasmile
  • :redsanta:
    Redface
    Redface