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
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :|
    meh
    meh
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :trophy:
    Trophy
    Trophy
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :ok:
    OK
    OK
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :winky:
    Winky
    Winky
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • Animated Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock