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
  • :encouragement:
    Encouragement
    Encouragement
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :applause:
    Applause
    Applause
  • :victorious:
    Victorious
    Victorious
  • :highly_amused:
    Highly Amused
    Highly Amused
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :mad-new:
    Mad New
    Mad New
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :devilish:
    Devilish
    Devilish
  • :dejection:
    Dejection
    Dejection
  • :stupid:
    Stupid
    Stupid
  • :concern:
    Concern
    Concern
  • :witless:
    Witless
    Witless
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :love_heart:
    Love Heart
    Love Heart
  • :beaten:
    Beaten
    Beaten
  • :hopelessness:
    Hopelessness
    Hopelessness
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :star:
    Star
    Star
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :ambivalence:
    Ambivalence
    Ambivalence
  • :very_drunk:
    Very Drunk
    Very Drunk
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :triumphant:
    Triumphant
    Triumphant
  • :sorrow:
    Sorrow
    Sorrow
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :crushed:
    Crushed
    Crushed
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :congratulatory:
    Congratulatory
    Congratulatory
  • :blue:
    Blue
    Blue
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :culpability:
    Culpability
    Culpability
  • :listening_headphone
    Listening Headphones
    Listening Headphones
  • :love-struck:
    Love Struck
    Love Struck
  • :heart-borken:
    Heart Borken
    Heart Borken
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :loyal:
    Loyal
    Loyal