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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :tup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :shh:
    Shhhh...
    Shhhh...
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :goodie:
    Goodie!
    Goodie!
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :tdown:
    thumbsdown
    thumbsdown
  • :cheers:
    Cheers!
    Cheers!
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :drunk:
    drunk
    drunk
  • :angel:
    angel
    angel
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :devil:
    devil
    devil
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :idea:
    idea
    idea
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave