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
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :rockon:
    Rockon
    Rockon
  • :fishing-1:
    Fishing 1
    Fishing 1
  • :nerd:
    Nerd
    Nerd
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :errf:
    Errf
    Errf
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :knockout:
    Knockout
    Knockout
  • :headbang:
    Headbang
    Headbang
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :fish:
    Fish
    Fish
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :goth:
    Goth
    Goth
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :><:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :fishing:
    Fishing
    Fishing
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :mum:
    Mum
    Mum
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised