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
  • :D
    Bigsmile
    Bigsmile
  • :-[
    embarassed
    embarassed
  • :o
    shocked
    shocked
  • :'(
    cry
    cry
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • :(
    sad
    sad
  • ???
    huh
    huh
  • :-*
    kiss
    kiss
  • :panic:
    panic
    panic
  • >:(
    mad
    mad
  • :yes:
    thumbsup
    thumbsup
  • ::)
    eyes
    eyes
  • :happysad:
    happysad
    happysad
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :P
    stikinout
    stikinout
  • :-/
    err
    err
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-X
    sealed
    sealed
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :indignation:
    angrygentleman
    angrygentleman
  • :colbert:
    colbert
    colbert
  • :pseudo:
    pseudo
    pseudo