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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :thup:
    thumb
    thumb
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :sure:
    sure
    sure
  • :thumdn:
    thumb down
    thumb down
  • :rofl:
    rofl
    rofl
  • :tongue:
    tongue
    tongue
  • :beer:
    clink
    clink
  • :gulp:
    gulp
    gulp
  • :box:
    box
    box
  • :cylon:
    cylon
    cylon
  • :wham:
    wham
    wham
  • :dev:
    devil
    devil
  • :angel:
    angel
    angel
  • :3:
    finger3
    finger3
  • :2:
    finger2
    finger2
  • :1:
    finger
    finger
  • :touchdown
    touchdown
    touchdown
  • :gross:
    gross
    gross
  • :eck:
    eck
    eck
  • :comp:
    comp
    comp
  • :banana:
    banana
    banana
  • :sadb:
    sad banana
    sad banana
  • :borg:
    borg
    borg
  • :bluegrin:
    biggrin blue
    biggrin blue
  • :flush:
    toilet
    toilet
  • :soap:
    soap
    soap
  • :ls:
    light saber
    light saber
  • :sigh:
    sigh
    sigh
  • :z:
    zzzz
    zzzz
  • :banned:
    banned
    banned
  • :badidea:
    bad idea
    bad idea
  • :bandwagon
    Bandwagon
    Bandwagon
  • :nws:
    nws
    nws
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :shake:
    shake head
    shake head
  • :rimshot:
    rimshot
    rimshot
  • :corn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :flame:
    fire
    fire
  • :foot:
    foot in mouth
    foot in mouth
  • :thud:
    thud
    thud
  • :drool:
    drool
    drool
  • :color:
    rainbow
    rainbow
  • :dd:
    rock
    rock
  • :heh:
    heh heh
    heh heh
  • :crazy:
    crazy
    crazy
  • :cblue:
    cool blue
    cool blue
  • :mario:
    mario
    mario
  • :scratch:
    headscratch
    headscratch
  • :greed:
    greedy
    greedy
  • :sick:
    greysick
    greysick
  • :flip:
    flip
    flip
  • :divide:
    division
    division
  • :king:
    king
    king
  • :fire:
    bouncing fire
    bouncing fire
  • :ignore:
    ignore
    ignore
  • :wiggle:
    wiggle
    wiggle
  • :shh:
    sssh
    sssh
  • :zzz:
    zzzzzzzzz
    zzzzzzzzz
  • :scream:
    scream
    scream
  • :broll:
    rolleyes blue
    rolleyes blue
  • :rfb:
    redface blue
    redface blue
  • :madani:
    furious
    furious
  • :hello:
    hello
    hello