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
  • :)
    :)
    :)
  • :heart:
    :heart:
    :heart:
  • :(
    :(
    :(
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :helpsmilie:
    :helpsmilie:
    :helpsmilie:
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :banana:
    :banana:
    :banana:
  • :bigsmile:
    Bigsmile
    Bigsmile
  • :wub:
    :wub:
    :wub:
  • :whistling:
    :whistling:
    :whistling:
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :lol:
    :lol:
    :lol:
  • :ineedabighug:
    Needahug
    Needahug
  • :hugging:
    Huggingsmilies
    Huggingsmilies
  • :blushing:
    :blushing:
    :blushing:
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thumbs_up:
    :thumbs_up:
    :thumbs_up:
  • :thumbs_down:
    :thumbs_down:
    :thumbs_down:
  • :glasses:
    Glasses
    Glasses
  • ;)
    ;)
    ;)
  • :o
    :o
    :o
  • :unsure:
    :unsure:
    :unsure:
  • :innocent:
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • B)
    B)
    B)
  • :balloon:
    Balloon
    Balloon
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :shutup:
    :shutup:
    :shutup:
  • :p
    :P
    :P
  • :D
    :D
    :D
  • :blush:
    :blush:
    :blush:
  • :excl:
    :excl:
    :excl:
  • :glare:
    :glare:
    :glare:
  • :rolleyes2:
    Rolleyes2
    Rolleyes2
  • <_<
    &lt;_&lt;
    &lt;_&lt;
  • :rolleyes:
    :rolleyes:
    :rolleyes:
  • -_-
    -_-
    -_-
  • :evil:
    :evil:
    :evil:
  • :closedeyes:
    Closedeyes
    Closedeyes
  • :clover:
    Clover
    Clover
  • ^_^
    ^_^
    ^_^
  • :twisted:
    :twisted:
    :twisted:
  • :mellow:
    :mellow:
    :mellow:
  • :1eye:
    :1eye:
    :1eye:
  • :cool2:
    :cool2:
    :cool2:
  • :eek:
    eek!
    eek!
  • :bigeek:
    Big EEK!
    Big EEK!
  • :smile2:
    Smile2
    Smile2
  • :huh:
    :huh:
    :huh:
  • :dots:
    :dots:
    :dots:
  • :wacko:
    :wacko:
    :wacko:
  • :teacher:
    :teacher:
    :teacher:
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :blink:
    :blink:
    :blink:
  • :sorcerer:
    Sorcerer
    Sorcerer
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :Lighten:
    :Lighten:
    :Lighten:
  • :happybirthday:
    Happy Birthday!
    Happy Birthday!
  • :tongue2:
    Tongue2
    Tongue2
  • :turned:
    Turned
    Turned
  • :offtopic:
    :offtopic:
    :offtopic:
  • :wink2:
    Wink2
    Wink2
  • :yinyang:
    Yinyang
    Yinyang
  • :WigglyHug:
    WigglyHug
    WigglyHug
  • :ringaringaroses:
    Ringaringarosessmileys
    Ringaringarosessmileys