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
  • iChat
  • :Cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :$
    Money Mouth
    Money Mouth
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :'(
    Crying
    Crying
  • :Not-Amused:
    Not Amused
    Not Amused
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :[
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :Oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :o
    Gasp
    Gasp
  • :Evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :Shouting:
    Shouting
    Shouting
  • :Grimmace:
    Grimmace
    Grimmace
  • :Sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;D
    Grinning Wink
    Grinning Wink
  • :Smirk:
    Smirk
    Smirk
  • :Angry-Tongue:
    Angry Tongue
    Angry Tongue
  • O:)
    Innocent
    Innocent
  • :|
    Straight Faced
    Straight Faced
  • :Angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :*
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :P
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :Blushing:
    Blushing
    Blushing
  • :Lips-Are-Sealed:
    Lips Are Sealed
    Lips Are Sealed
  • :\
    Undecided
    Undecided
  • :Confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :Mischievous:
    Mischievous
    Mischievous
  • ;P
    Wink Tongue
    Wink Tongue