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
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • X(
    Angry
    Angry
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • B-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :))
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :((
    Crying
    Crying
  • :-*
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :-O
    Surprise
    Surprise
  • :">
    Blushing
    Blushing
  • =))
    Rolling on the floor
    Rolling on the floor
  • ;)
    Winking
    Winking
  • :x
    Love Struck
    Love Struck
  • >:D<
    Hug
    Hug
  • =D>
    Applause
    Applause
  • ;;)
    Batting Eyelashes
    Batting Eyelashes
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • =((
    Broken Heart
    Broken Heart
  • ;))
    Hee Hee
    Hee Hee
  • \:D/
    Dancing
    Dancing
  • :O)
    Clown
    Clown
  • :-$
    Don't tell anyone
    Don't tell anyone
  • :-&
    Sick
    Sick
  • 8-}
    Silly
    Silly
  • L-)
    Loser
    Loser
  • I-)
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • 8->
    Day Dreaming
    Day Dreaming
  • :-t
    Time Out
    Time Out
  • :-h
    Wave
    Wave
  • ^:)^
    Bow Down
    Bow Down
  • =P~
    Drooling
    Drooling
  • :-@
    Chatterbox
    Chatterbox
  • (:|
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • @};-
    Rose
    Rose
  • <:-P
    Party
    Party
  • [-X
    Shame on you
    Shame on you
  • %-(
    Not Listening
    Not Listening
  • :-bd
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :-q
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • ~X(
    At wits' end
    At wits' end
  • =;
    Talk to the hand
    Talk to the hand
  • :-?
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • #-o
    D'oh
    D'oh
  • [-O<
    Praying
    Praying
  • :-S
    Worried
    Worried
  • #:-S
    Whew!
    Whew!
  • :>
    Smug
    Smug
  • :-/
    Confused
    Confused
  • >:)
    Devil
    Devil
  • [-(
    No Talking
    No Talking
  • (*)
    Star
    Star
  • :dwarf:
    Dwarf
    Dwarf
  • :yahoo:
    Yahoo
    Yahoo
  • :birthday:
    Birthday
    Birthday
  • :nospam:
    No Spam
    No Spam
  • :offtopic:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :ontopic:
    On Topic
    On Topic
  • :thanks:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :thx:
    Thx
    Thx