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
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :decision:
    Decision
    Decision
  • :spider:
    Spider
    Spider
  • :hand:
    Hand
    Hand
  • :nice mess:
    Nice Mess
    Nice Mess
  • :smow:
    Smow
    Smow
  • :grouphug:
    Grouphug
    Grouphug
  • :cupcake:
    Cupcake
    Cupcake
  • :lovecry
    Lovecry
    Lovecry
  • :fatigue:
    Fatigue
    Fatigue
  • :couch2:
    Couch2
    Couch2
  • :rip:
    Rip
    Rip
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :rain:
    Rain
    Rain
  • :encouragement:
    Encouragement
    Encouragement
  • :car:
    Car
    Car
  • :joyous:
    Joyous
    Joyous
  • :plane:
    Plane
    Plane
  • :embarassed:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :bored:
    Bored
    Bored
  • :hopelessness:
    Hopelessness
    Hopelessness
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :panda:
    Panda
    Panda
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :concern:
    Concern
    Concern
  • :blue:
    Blue
    Blue
  • :music:
    Music
    Music
  • :dog:
    Dog
    Dog
  • :chargrined:
    Chargrined
    Chargrined
  • :beguiled:
    Beguiled
    Beguiled
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :blink
    Blink
    Blink
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :mad2:
    Mad2
    Mad2
  • :devilish:
    Devilish
    Devilish
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :mask:
    mask
    mask
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :ghost:
    Ghost
    Ghost
  • :S:
    Worried
    Worried
  • :stupid:
    Stupid
    Stupid
  • :triumphant:
    Triumphant
    Triumphant
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :teapot:
    Teapot
    Teapot
  • :frog:
    Frog
    Frog
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :*:
    Star
    Star
  • :applause:
    applause
    applause
  • :dunno:
    dunno
    dunno
  • :hugegrin:
    Huge Grin
    Huge Grin
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :glee:
    Glee
    Glee
  • :pride:
    Pride
    Pride