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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • ;D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :hands:
    Hands
    Hands
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :biglol:
    Biglol
    Biglol
  • :mrgreen:
    Mrgreen
    Mrgreen
  • :up2:
    Up2
    Up2
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :reading:
    reading
    reading
  • :peace:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :zzz:
    Zzz
    Zzz
  • :shake:
    handshake
    handshake
  • :blow:
    blow
    blow
  • :rbwhl:
    rainbow-wheel
    rainbow-wheel
  • :dance:
    dance
    dance
  • :shocked:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :grouphug:
    group hug
    group hug
  • :h-o-e:
    hands-over-eyes
    hands-over-eyes
  • :sheep:
    Sheep
    Sheep
  • :spam:
    spam
    spam
  • :swords:
    swords
    swords
  • :whistle:
    whistle
    whistle
  • henchicks
    HenChicks
    HenChicks
  • :rainbow:
    rainbow
    rainbow
  • :cat:
    cat
    cat
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :read:
    Read
    Read
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :8):
    Cool
    Cool
  • :papanca:
    Papanca
    Papanca
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :meditate:
    Meditate
    Meditate
  • :love:
    Love
    Love
  • :rolling:
    Rolling
    Rolling
  • :zonked:
    Zonked
    Zonked
  • :whiteflag:
    Whiteflag
    Whiteflag
  • :wave:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :washing:
    Washing
    Washing
  • :topic:
    Topic
    Topic
  • :saucer:
    Saucer
    Saucer
  • :dontknow:
    Dontknow
    Dontknow
  • :dunce:
    Dunce
    Dunce
  • :flower:
    Flower
    Flower
  • :good:
    Good
    Good
  • :green:
    Green
    Green
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :joker:
    Joker
    Joker
  • :deadhorse:
    Deadhorse
    Deadhorse
  • :crying:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :bunny:
    Bunny
    Bunny
  • :bag:
    Bag
    Bag
  • :candle:
    candle
    candle
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :fsm:
    FSM
    FSM
  • :sunny:
    Sunny
    Sunny
  • :buddha:
    Buddha
    Buddha
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :wheel:
    Wheel
    Wheel
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