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
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :anonymous:
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :ambivalence:
    Ambivalence
    Ambivalence
  • :afro:
    Afro
    Afro
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :adoration:
    Adoration
    Adoration
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :abnormal:
    Abnormal
    Abnormal
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :05.18-flustered:
    05.18 Flustered
    05.18 Flustered
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :02.47-tranquillity:
    02.47 Tranquillity
    02.47 Tranquillity
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!