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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :7
    Roll Eyes
    Roll Eyes
  • B-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • ;D
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :D
    Happy
    Happy
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :(
    Disappointed
    Disappointed
  • X(
    Mad
    Mad
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :P
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • ;-D
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • ;t)
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • >:>
    Evilgrin
    Evilgrin
  • O:)
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :-/
    Hmmm
    Hmmm
  • :_(
    Sad
    Sad
  • =|
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • =O
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Extra smilies
  • :td:
    Thumb Down!
    Thumb Down!
  • :tu:
    Thumb Up!
    Thumb Up!
  • :b1:
    Beetle
    Beetle
  • :b2:
    No beetle
    No beetle
  • :horse:
    Dead horse
    Dead horse
  • :topic:
    Back to Topic
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