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
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • 12
    new smiles
    new smiles
  • :D
    Cheesy
    Cheesy
  • :o
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • ;D
    Grin
    Grin
  • >:(
    Angry
    Angry
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • ???
    Huh?
    Huh?
  • ::)
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • :-[
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :-X
    Lips Sealed
    Lips Sealed
  • :-\
    Undecided
    Undecided
  • :-*
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :'(
    Cry
    Cry
  • >:D
    Evil
    Evil
  • ^-^
    Azn
    Azn
  • O0
    Afro
    Afro