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
  • :lool
    lool
    lool
  • :lips
    kissing lips
    kissing lips
  • :spam
    spam
    spam
  • :blah
    blah blah
    blah blah
  • :emo
    emo
    emo
  • :yyablo
    dead horse
    dead horse
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :bump
    bump
    bump
  • :poo
    poo
    poo
  • :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
  • :rolleyes
    roll eyes
    roll eyes
  • :rotfl
    rotfl
    rotfl
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thu
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • :pulse
    pulsing
    pulsing
  • :afu
    alien fu
    alien fu
  • :laughyou
    laughyou
    laughyou
  • :nono
    nono
    nono
  • :cat
    cat
    cat
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment