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
  • :lol
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :rolling:
    ROTFLMAO
    ROTFLMAO
  • :shot:
    Shot
    Shot
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :usehead:
    Use Your Head
    Use Your Head
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :smoky:
    Smoky
    Smoky
  • :throwup:
    Throw Up
    Throw Up
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :timlover:
    Tim
    Tim
  • :slomo:
    Slo-Mo
    Slo-Mo
  • :baby:
    oh yeah
    oh yeah
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :jay:
    Jay
    Jay
  • :sleepy:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :booty:
    Booty
    Booty
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :melvin:
    Melvin
    Melvin
  • :barf:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :bow:
    Worship
    Worship
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :woot:
    Woot!
    Woot!
  • :theparty:
    Party
    Party
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :-\
    Blah
    Blah
  • :finger:
    The Finger
    The Finger
  • :drinky:
    Drinky
    Drinky
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :frusty:
    frusty
    frusty
  • :chomp:
    Chomp
    Chomp
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :hot:
    hot
    hot
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :spam:
    spam
    spam