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