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
  • Basic
  • :D
    big grin
    big grin
  • :P
    :P
    :P
  • :o
    :o
    :o
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :gunsmile:
    Gunsmile
    Gunsmile
  • ;)
    ;)
    ;)
  • :balloon:
    Balloon
    Balloon
  • :nono:
    nono
    nono
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :whistle:
    whistle
    whistle
  • :punk:
    Rock on
    Rock on
  • :2guns:
    2guns
    2guns
  • :hail:
    hail
    hail
  • :excited:
    Excited
    Excited
  • :shuriken:
    Shuriken
    Shuriken
  • :ph34r:
    ph34r
    ph34r
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :xmas:
    Santa
    Santa
  • Custom
  • :amen:
    amen
    amen
  • :offtopic:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :first:
    First
    First
  • :happybirthday:
    Bday
    Bday
  • :ban:
    Ban
    Ban
  • :thumb:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :cop:
    Cop
    Cop
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :fans:
    fans
    fans
  • :boxing:
    Boxing
    Boxing
  • :scratch:
    Head scratch
    Head scratch
  • :merlin:
    Merlin
    Merlin
  • :bag:
    Bag
    Bag
  • :Topper:
    Topper
    Topper
  • :keepitinthefamily:
    Loving
    Loving
  • :baja1:
    Baja
    Baja
  • :closed:
    Lock
    Lock
  • :Topper1:
    Topper
    Topper