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
  • :)
    smile
    smile
  • :grin2:
    big-grin
    big-grin
  • :D
    BigGrin2
    BigGrin2
  • :laugh:
    laugh
    laugh
  • :heheheh:
    sly-laugh
    sly-laugh
  • :mua-haha:
    laugh out loud 2
    laugh out loud 2
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • ;-)
    Wink2
    Wink2
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :o
    Embarrased
    Embarrased
  • :tongue:
    tongue2
    tongue2
  • :cry:
    crying
    crying
  • :blush:
    blush
    blush
  • :angel:
    angel-wings
    angel-wings
  • :mad-o:
    Mad-ori
    Mad-ori
  • :D:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :p-o
    Stick Out Tongue ori
    Stick Out Tongue ori
  • :rolleyes-ori:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) ori
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) ori
  • :cool-ori:
    Cool-ori
    Cool-ori
  • :(:
    Frown-ori
    Frown-ori
  • :confused:-o
    Confused-ori
    Confused-ori
  • :eek-o:
    EEK!-ori
    EEK!-ori
  • :o:
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment