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
  • Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :smile3:
    Smile 3
    Smile 3
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :cool:
    Cool 3
    Cool 3
  • :cool2:
    Cool2
    Cool2
  • :geeksmile:
    Geek Smile
    Geek Smile
  • :p:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :(
    Frown 2
    Frown 2
  • :o
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :bleh:
    Bleh
    Bleh
  • :hmm:
    Hmm
    Hmm
  • :growl:
    Growl
    Growl
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :dunno:
    Dunno
    Dunno
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :eek2:
    Eek 2
    Eek 2
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :2cents:
    $0.02
    $0.02
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :slimer:
    Slimer
    Slimer
  • :headwallyellow:
    Head Wall Yellow
    Head Wall Yellow
  • :headwallred:
    Head Wall Red
    Head Wall Red
  • :witsend:
    At Wit's End
    At Wit's End
  • :foottap:
    Foot Tap
    Foot Tap
  • :roflmao:
    ROFLMAO
    ROFLMAO
  • :deadhorse:
    Beat Dead Horse
    Beat Dead Horse
  • :dreads:
    Dreads
    Dreads
  • :zap:
    Zap
    Zap
  • :welcome2:
    Welcome2
    Welcome2
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :bluefish:
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • :goldfish:
    Goldfish
    Goldfish
  • :angelfish:
    Angelfish
    Angelfish
  • :starfish:
    Starfish
    Starfish
  • :flag:
    US Flag
    US Flag
  • :bump:
    Bump
    Bump
  • :needpics:
    Worthless Without Pics
    Worthless Without Pics