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
  • :apple:
    Apple
    Apple
  • :abnormal:
    Abnormal
    Abnormal
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :05.18-flustered:
    05.18 Flustered
    05.18 Flustered
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :cocksure:
    Cocksure
    Cocksure
  • :apologetic:
    Apologetic
    Apologetic
  • :02.47-tranquillity:
    02.47 Tranquillity
    02.47 Tranquillity
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :chuncky:
    Chuncky
    Chuncky
  • :apathy:
    Apathy
    Apathy
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :cheerful:
    Cheerful
    Cheerful
  • :anonymous:
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :beguiled:
    Beguiled
    Beguiled
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :couple_inlove:
    Couple Inlove
    Couple Inlove
  • :bee:
    Bee
    Bee
  • :ambivalence:
    Ambivalence
    Ambivalence
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :cool-new:
    Cool New
    Cool New
  • :beaten:
    Beaten
    Beaten
  • :afro:
    Afro
    Afro
  • :congratulatory:
    Congratulatory
    Congratulatory
  • :barbershop_quartet_
    Barbershop Quartet Member
    Barbershop Quartet Member
  • :adoration:
    Adoration
    Adoration
  • :confusion:
    Confusion
    Confusion
  • :apthy:
    Apthy
    Apthy
  • :adjoint:
    Adjoint
    Adjoint
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :confused-new:
    Confused New
    Confused New
  • :applouse:
    Applouse
    Applouse
  • :acne:
    Acne
    Acne
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :concern:
    Concern
    Concern
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!