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
  • Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-)
    Smile2
    Smile2
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :-D
    Big Grin2
    Big Grin2
  • :lol:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • ;-)
    Wink2
    Wink2
  • :wink:
    Wink3
    Wink3
  • :mrgreen:
    MrGreen
    MrGreen
  • :whatthe:
    What the...
    What the...
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :confused:
    Confused2
    Confused2
  • :wacky1:
    Wacky1
    Wacky1
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cool:
    Cool2
    Cool2
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :|
    Hmm
    Hmm
  • :shock:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :eek:
    Eek2
    Eek2
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :mad:
    Mad2
    Mad2
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :redface:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :roll:
    Eye Roll
    Eye Roll
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :-(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :grouphug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :angelic:
    Angelic
    Angelic
  • :rolling:
    Rolling
    Rolling
  • :party:
    Party
    Party
  • :loveyou:
    I Love You
    I Love You
  • :clap:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :banghead:
    Bang Head
    Bang Head
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :lmao:
    LMAO
    LMAO
  • :lol2:
    Laugh2
    Laugh2
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :whip:
    Whip
    Whip
  • :jester:
    Jester
    Jester
  • :toast:
    Toast
    Toast
  • :nono:
    No No
    No No
  • :jawdrop:
    Jaw Drop
    Jaw Drop
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :!:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow