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
  • :mellow:
    mellow
    mellow
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :woot:
    woot
    woot
  • :wub:
    love
    love
  • :)
    Smilie
    Smilie
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumbdown
    Thumbdown
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • <_<
    dry
    dry
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • -_-
    sleepy
    sleepy
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :lol:
    laugh
    laugh
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :((
    Crying
    Crying
  • :unsure:
    unsure
    unsure
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :O.o:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :wacko:
    wacko
    wacko
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :$#!!:
    :cursing:
    :cursing:
  • ^_^
    happy
    happy
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :p~
    drool
    drool
  • :fear:
    Fear
    Fear
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :zzz:
    sleep
    sleep