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
  • New Smilies
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :P
    Mock
    Mock
  • :D
    Chuffed
    Chuffed
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • >:(
    Angry
    Angry
  • :'(
    Cry
    Cry
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :S
    Confused
    Confused
  • :zzz:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :thup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :thdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :embarrass:
    Embarrass
    Embarrass
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :O
    Jaw Drop
    Jaw Drop
  • :think:
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :praise:
    Praise
    Praise
  • :drink:
    Drink
    Drink
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :bang:
    Banging Head
    Banging Head
  • :thump:
    Thumping
    Thumping
  • :stupid:
    I'm With Stupid
    I'm With Stupid
  • :box:
    Fight
    Fight
  • :drive:
    Drive
    Drive
  • :rofl:
    Rolling Laughing
    Rolling Laughing
  • :lmao:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :banana:
    Banana Dance
    Banana Dance