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
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :lol:
    Laughing Out Loud
    Laughing Out Loud
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :whoco:
    Whoco
    Whoco
  • :evilgrin:
    Evil Grin
    Evil Grin
  • :o
    Oh My
    Oh My
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up!
    Thumbs Up!
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :|
    No Expression
    No Expression
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :ashamed:
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :sly:
    Sly
    Sly
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :sadcry:
    Sad Cry
    Sad Cry
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :mad:
    Angry
    Angry
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