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
  • Standard Smilies
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :hah:
    hah
    hah
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :nana:
    nana
    nana
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :wave:
    wave
    wave
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :nono:
    nono
    nono
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :dance:
    banana
    banana
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cry:
    cry
    cry
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :huh:
    huh?
    huh?
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :popcorn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :ban:
    ban
    ban
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :whacko:
    whacko
    whacko
  • :evil:
    evil
    evil
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :banghead:
    banghead
    banghead
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :readnews:
    readnews
    readnews
  • :beer:
    beerjug
    beerjug