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
  • :bump
    bump
    bump
  • :puke
    Puke
    Puke
  • :winkiss
    wink kiss
    wink kiss
  • :troll
    Don't Feed the Troll
    Don't Feed the Troll
  • :2c
    2 cents
    2 cents
  • :dumbo
    dumbo
    dumbo
  • :sorry
    sorry
    sorry
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes
    roll eyes
    roll eyes
  • :pulse
    pulsing
    pulsing
  • :rotfl
    rotfl
    rotfl
  • :thu
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • :laughyou
    laughyou
    laughyou
  • :afu
    alien fu
    alien fu
  • :nono
    nono
    nono
  • :lips
    kissing lips
    kissing lips
  • :lool
    lool
    lool
  • :blah
    blah blah
    blah blah
  • :spam
    spam
    spam
  • :yyablo
    dead horse
    dead horse
  • :emo
    emo
    emo
  • :poo
    poo
    poo
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cat
    cat
    cat
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment