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
  • :cheer:
    Cheerleade
    Cheerleade
  • :deal:
    Deal
    Deal
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :sweat:
    Sweat
    Sweat
  • :lovestruck:
    Lovestruck
    Lovestruck
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :btw:
    Btw
    Btw
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :offtopic:
    Offtopic
    Offtopic
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :clapping:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :confused:
    Confused?
    Confused?
  • :smooch:
    Smooch
    Smooch
  • :hungry:
    Hungry
    Hungry
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :bouncefire:
    Bouncefire
    Bouncefire
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :slurp:
    Yummy
    Yummy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :gun:
    Gun
    Gun
  • :nobuaya:
    Nobuaya
    Nobuaya
  • :shades:
    Bigglasses
    Bigglasses
  • :weep:
    Weep
    Weep
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :goodluck:
    Goodluck
    Goodluck
  • :makeup:
    Makeup
    Makeup
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :box:
    Uppercut
    Uppercut
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :slapforehead:
    Slapforehead
    Slapforehead
  • :giddy:
    Giddy
    Giddy
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :sian:
    Sian2
    Sian2
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • :cry:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • o_O
    Sian
    Sian
  • :dozed:
    Dozeoff
    Dozeoff
  • :dot:
    Dots
    Dots
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :thumb:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :shy:
    Shy
    Shy
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :pity:
    Pity
    Pity
  • :thirsty:
    Thirsty
    Thirsty
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!