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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :eek:
    Eek!!
    Eek!!
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :hm:
    Hmmm
    Hmmm
  • :s
    Confused
    Confused
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :o
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :rofl:
    Rofl
    Rofl
  • :@
    Mad
    Mad
  • :yay:
    Yay
    Yay
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • xD
    xD
    xD
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • <3
    Heart
    Heart
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :fp:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :clapslow:
    Clapslow
    Clapslow
  • :hurr:
    Hurr
    Hurr
  • :$
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • (h)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance