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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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :redface:
    Red Face
    Red Face
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • Imported Smilies
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :kneel:
    Kneel
    Kneel
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :lol:
    LOL!
    LOL!
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :!:
    Exclaim
    Exclaim
  • :shock:
    Shock
    Shock
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr Green
    Mr Green
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :o
    Surprise
    Surprise
  • :ugeek:
    Geek
    Geek
  • :banana:
    Dancing Banana
    Dancing Banana
  • :worthless:
    Worthless Thread
    Worthless Thread
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad