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
  • :bump:
    Bump
    Bump
  • :headshake:
    Headshake
    Headshake
  • :Whatever:
    Whatever
    Whatever
  • :puke:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :squid:
    Squid
    Squid
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :whack:
    Whack
    Whack
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :justkidding:
    Justkidding
    Justkidding
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock
  • :301:
    301
    301
  • :headbang:
    Headbang
    Headbang
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :rofl:
    Rofl
    Rofl
  • :thumb:
    Thumb
    Thumb
  • :birthday:
    Birthday
    Birthday
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :nana:
    Nana
    Nana
  • :slap:
    Slap
    Slap
  • :bannana:
    Bannana
    Bannana
  • :burnout:
    Burnout
    Burnout
  • :jawdrop:
    Jawdrop
    Jawdrop
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • :+1:
    +1
    +1
  • :hail:
    Hail
    Hail
  • :twitch:
    Twitch
    Twitch
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :deadhorse:
    Deadhorse
    Deadhorse
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :soapbox:
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :astrosmiley:
    Astrosmiley
    Astrosmiley
  • :fire:
    fire
    fire
  • :blueflag:
    Blue Flag
    Blue Flag
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :argh:
    Sky is Falling
    Sky is Falling