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
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :doh:
    DOH
    DOH
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :rimshot:
    Rimshot
    Rimshot
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :think:
    Think
    Think
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :razz:
    RAZZ
    RAZZ
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :boohoo:
    Boohoo
    Boohoo
  • :naughty:
    Naughty
    Naughty
  • :wall:
    Wall
    Wall
  • :hand:
    Hand
    Hand
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :rolleyes-default:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :D-default
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :eh:
    Eh
    Eh
  • :p-default
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :exclaim:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • ;)-default
    Wink
    Wink
  • :silenced:
    Silenced
    Silenced
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :o-default
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)-default
    Smile
    Smile
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :(-default
    Frown
    Frown
  • :einstein:
    Einstein
    Einstein
  • :scope:
    Scope
    Scope
  • :doh-default:
    DOH Default
    DOH Default
  • :eeek:
    EEEK!
    EEEK!
  • :confused-default:
    Confused
    Confused
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