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 Grin
    Big Grin
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :grouphug:
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :ILY:
    I love you banner
    I love you banner
  • :love_heart:
    Love Heart
    Love Heart
  • :hug:
    Hugs
    Hugs
  • gm>
    good morning
    good morning
  • :hummm:
    Hummmmm
    Hummmmm
  • :DC:
    dancing cat
    dancing cat
  • :HB:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :blush
    Blush
    Blush
  • popcorn
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :02:
    fast type
    fast type
  • :type:
    posting
    posting
  • :bc:
    bad computer
    bad computer
  • :bowdown:
    Bowdown
    Bowdown
  • :woot:
    woot woot
    woot woot
  • :rotf:
    rotf
    rotf
  • :chillout:
    chill out
    chill out
  • :hi:
    welcome
    welcome
  • :ymmd:
    you made my day
    you made my day
  • :cus:
    cuss
    cuss
  • t > t
    throw tomatoes
    throw tomatoes
  • ~~~
    wave
    wave
  • :old Glory:
    USA  Flag
    USA Flag
  • :spring2:
    spring 2
    spring 2
  • :spring:
    spring
    spring
  • :Free:
    freedom
    freedom
  • :hny2:
    happy New Year 2
    happy New Year 2
  • :HNY3:
    Happy New year 3
    Happy New year 3
  • :Irish:
    Shamrock
    Shamrock