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 Smiles
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :crying:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :cursing:
    Cursing
    Cursing
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :scared:
    Sacred
    Sacred
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-D
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :-o
    Eek
    Eek
  • :-p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :o
    Eek
    Eek
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown