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
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Arts & Crafts
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :bulletinboard:
    Bulletinboard
    Bulletinboard
  • :sunclouds:
    Sunclouds
    Sunclouds
  • :pen:
    Pen
    Pen
  • :fountainpen:
    Fountainpen
    Fountainpen
  • :books:
    Books
    Books
  • :sticky:
    Sticky
    Sticky
  • :paint:
    Paint
    Paint
  • :flower:
    Flower
    Flower
  • :blocks:
    Blocks
    Blocks
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :newspaper:
    Newspaper
    Newspaper
  • :examinebook:
    Examinebook
    Examinebook
  • :bell:
    Bell
    Bell
  • :speaker:
    Speaker
    Speaker
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :earth:
    Earth
    Earth
  • :backgammon:
    Backgammon
    Backgammon
  • :smiley-bubble:
    Smiley Bubble
    Smiley Bubble
  • :lightbulb:
    Lightbulb
    Lightbulb
  • :dice:
    Dice
    Dice
  • :alarmclock:
    Alarmclock
    Alarmclock
  • :scissors:
    Scissors
    Scissors
  • :ladybug:
    Ladybug
    Ladybug
  • :desk:
    Desk
    Desk
  • :abc:
    Abc
    Abc
  • :ruler:
    Ruler
    Ruler
  • :key:
    Key
    Key
  • :clock:
    Clock
    Clock
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :home:
    Home
    Home
  • :chalkboard:
    Chalkboard
    Chalkboard
  • :question-bubble:
    Question Bubble
    Question Bubble
  • :hearts:
    Hearts
    Hearts
  • :cat:
    Cat
    Cat
  • :people:
    People
    People
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :cactus:
    Cactus
    Cactus
  • :tea:
    Tea
    Tea
  • :pencil:
    Pencil
    Pencil