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
  • :dya:
    Did ye? Aye?
    Did ye? Aye?
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :angel:
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • >:)
    Devil
    Devil
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :thumb:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb Down
    Thumb Down
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :agree:
    Agree
    Agree
  • :dots:
    Speechless
    Speechless
  • :help:
    Help!
    Help!
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :oops:
    Oops!
    Oops!
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :badjoke:
    Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed
  • :bouncy:
    Bouncy
    Bouncy
  • :whoosh:
    Whoooooosh
    Whoooooosh
  • :barscarf:
    Bar Scarf
    Bar Scarf
  • :har:
    Har Har
    Har Har
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :coolkick:
    Kicking
    Kicking
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :worldsbest:
    World's Most Successful
    World's Most Successful
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry
  • :XD:
    Creased
    Creased