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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Big Smile
    Big Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :laugh:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :embarrassed:
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :'(
    Crying
    Crying
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :wasntme:
    Wasntme
    Wasntme
  • :exclaim:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :saludos:
    Saludos
    Saludos
  • :mrgreen:
    Mrgreen
    Mrgreen
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :shhh:
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :thinking:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :timeout:
    Timeout
    Timeout
  • :ttth:
    Ttth
    Ttth
  • :waiting:
    Waiting
    Waiting
  • :whew:
    Whew
    Whew
  • :wits:
    Wits End
    Wits End
  • :worried:
    Worried
    Worried
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbsdown
    Thumbsdown
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :hatsoff:
    Hatsoff
    Hatsoff
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :rotflmao:
    ROTFLMAO
    ROTFLMAO
  • :coffee:
    Smell The Coffee
    Smell The Coffee
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :pirate:
    Pirate Cool
    Pirate Cool
  • :appl:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :jump:
    Jump for Joy
    Jump for Joy
  • :bookworthy:
    Bookworthy
    Bookworthy
  • :crybaby:
    Crybaby
    Crybaby
  • :wth:
    WTH
    WTH
  • :deadhorse:
    Beating a Deadhorse
    Beating a Deadhorse