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
    Smile
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :ashamed:
    Ashamed
    Ashamed
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :licking:
    Licking
    Licking
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumbdown
    Thumbdown
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :confused2:
    Confused2
    Confused2
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :anyone:
    Anyone
    Anyone
  • :drink:
    Drink
    Drink
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :mur:
    Mur
    Mur
  • :ban:
    Ban
    Ban
  • :dance1:
    Dance1
    Dance1
  • :newhere:
    Newhere
    Newhere
  • :cool2:
    Cool2
    Cool2
  • :banana:
    Banana
    Banana
  • :tractor:
    Tractor
    Tractor
  • :2cents:
    2cents
    2cents
  • :banned:
    Banned
    Banned
  • :goodnight:
    Goodnight
    Goodnight
  • :confused3:
    Confused3
    Confused3
  • :cloud9:
    Cloud9
    Cloud9
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :giggle:
    Giggle
    Giggle
  • :smiley_aafz:
    Smiley Aafz
    Smiley Aafz