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
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • :o
    Embarressed
    Embarressed
  • :knockedou
    Knockedout
    Knockedout
  • :p
    Silly
    Silly
  • :beard:
    Beard
    Beard
  • :disappoin
    Disappointed
    Disappointed
  • :hurt:
    Hurt
    Hurt
  • :eek:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :bandit:
    Bandit
    Bandit
  • :devious:
    Devious
    Devious
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • :rambo:
    Rambo
    Rambo
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :(
    Depressed
    Depressed
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :glasses:
    Glasses
    Glasses
  • :pirate:
    Pirate:
    Pirate:
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :ermm:
    Ermm
    Ermm
  • :paranoid:
    Paranoid
    Paranoid
  • :tired:
    Tired
    Tired
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :cross-eye
    Cross-eyed
    Cross-eyed
  • :ogre:
    Ogre
    Ogre
  • :surprised
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :classic:
    Classic
    Classic
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :nervous:
    Nervous
    Nervous
  • :squareeye
    Squareeyed
    Squareeyed
  • :chinese:
    Chinese
    Chinese
  • :speechles
    Speechless
    Speechless
  • :lick:
    Lick
    Lick
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :smoke:
    Smoker
    Smoker
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :sleep:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping