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
    Frown
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :brickwall:
    Brickwall
    Brickwall
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :grin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :nelson:
    Nelson
    Nelson
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :smirk:
    Smirk
    Smirk
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :horns:
    Horns2a
    Horns2a
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :mryuck:
    Mryuck
    Mryuck
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :lock:
    Lock
    Lock
  • :nelson3:
    Nelson3
    Nelson3
  • :finger:
    Finger
    Finger