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
  • :finger
    Finger
    Finger
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :shoot
    Shoot
    Shoot
  • :curse
    Curse
    Curse
  • :machinegun
    Machine Gun
    Machine Gun
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :sad
    Sad
    Sad
  • :beer
    Beer
    Beer
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :laugh
    BigLaugh
    BigLaugh
  • :rofl
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :banana
    Banana
    Banana
  • :horse
    Beat a dead horse
    Beat a dead horse
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rant
    Rant
    Rant
  • :applause
    Applause
    Applause
  • :roflmao
    roflmao
    roflmao
  • :punch
    Punch
    Punch
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :popcorn
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :pistols
    Pistols
    Pistols
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :headbang
    Headbang
    Headbang
  • :party
    Party
    Party
  • :vomit
    Vomit
    Vomit
  • :nana
    NaNa
    NaNa
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :violin
    Violin
    Violin
  • :lol
    LOL
    LOL
  • :thumbsup
    ThumbsUp
    ThumbsUp
  • :hammer
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :offtopic
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :smackhead
    Smackhead
    Smackhead
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!