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