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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :P
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :O
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :\
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • -.-
    Skeptical
    Skeptical
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :'(
    Cry
    Cry
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • xD
    xD
    xD
  • :yup:
    Yup
    Yup
  • :furious:
    Furious
    Furious
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :devil:
    Devil
    Devil
  • :rabbit:
    Rabbit
    Rabbit
  • :duck:
    Duck
    Duck
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :party:
    Party
    Party
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :idea:
    Bright Idea
    Bright Idea
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :d
    Big Grin (2)
    Big Grin (2)
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue (2)
    Stick Out Tongue (2)
  • :o
    Shocked (2)
    Shocked (2)