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
  • :nod:
    nod
    nod
  • :dj:
    dj
    dj
  • :zipit:
    Zip It
    Zip It
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :idea:
    Bright Idea
    Bright Idea
  • :spam:
    spam
    spam
  • :smoke:
    Smoke Pipe
    Smoke Pipe
  • :bash:
    bash
    bash
  • :windup:
    Wind up
    Wind up
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :french:
    french
    french
  • :offtopic:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :shoot:
    Shoot
    Shoot
  • :whip:
    Whip
    Whip
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :bang:
    Bang Head
    Bang Head
  • :disagree:
    disagree
    disagree
  • :whazzup:
    Whazzup
    Whazzup
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :whiner:
    Whiner
    Whiner
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :hump:
    Hump
    Hump
  • :newbie:
    newbie
    newbie
  • :birthday:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :strong:
    Strong Man
    Strong Man
  • :redface:
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :micro:
    microwave
    microwave
  • :study:
    scientfic study
    scientfic study
  • :lurk:
    Lurker
    Lurker
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :soapbox:
    Soap Box
    Soap Box
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :swear:
    swear
    swear
  • :thumbup:
    thumb up
    thumb up
  • :read:
    Read
    Read
  • :tuttut:
    Finger wave
    Finger wave
  • :scratch:
    Scratch Head
    Scratch Head
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :hide:
    hide
    hide
  • :boring:
    boring
    boring
  • :hello:
    Hello
    Hello
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :omg:
    Oh my God
    Oh my God
  • :outnumber:
    out numbered
    out numbered
  • :evillaugh:
    evil laugh
    evil laugh
  • :clown:
    Clown
    Clown
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :fart:
    fart
    fart
  • :drooling:
    drooling
    drooling
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :indian:
    Indian
    Indian
  • :moon:
    moon
    moon
  • :alcoholic:
    alcoholic
    alcoholic
  • :burger:
    Burger
    Burger
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :withstupi:
    I am with Stupid
    I am with Stupid