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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • p-)
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :fork:
    Fork
    Fork
  • :bash:
    Bash
    Bash
  • :-*$
    backstab
    backstab
  • :backhand:
    Backhand
    Backhand
  • :slap:
    Slapping
    Slapping
  • woot
    Woot!
    Woot!
  • rofl
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :hug:
    Hugging
    Hugging
  • :cantbeli:
    Can't Believe It
    Can't Believe It
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :petting:
    Petting
    Petting
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad