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
  • :thup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :thdn:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    wink
    wink
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • New Smilies
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :brock:
    Pow
    Pow
  • :herman:
    Herman
    Herman
  • :saywhatnow:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :seagull:
    Seagull
    Seagull
  • :hammer:
    Hammertime
    Hammertime
  • :kriss:
    Oldman
    Oldman
  • :sega:
    Sega
    Sega