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
  • +o(
    Sick
    Sick
  • :~:
    Wave
    Wave
  • :Y:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :'(
    Crying
    Crying
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • #-o
    Doh
    Doh
  • [[]]
    Group Hug
    Group Hug
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • *-:)
    Lightbulb
    Lightbulb
  • [-X
    No No No
    No No No
  • :dance:
    Dancing
    Dancing
  • =D>
    Applause
    Applause
  • :-"
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • []
    Hug
    Hug
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :">
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :-()
    Yelling
    Yelling
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :-O
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • =:-O
    Scared
    Scared
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • [:-)
    Music
    Music
  • :snowman:
    Snowman
    Snowman
  • :-p
    Toungue Out
    Toungue Out
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • 0:-)
    Angel
    Angel
  • :snowball:
    Snowball
    Snowball
  • :-D
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :^o
    Liar
    Liar
  • :ta:
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :X
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :(|
    Bang Head on Wall
    Bang Head on Wall
  • [-o<
    Praying
    Praying
  • :snow:
    Snow
    Snow
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :N:
    Thumbs down
    Thumbs down
  • :V:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :juggle:
    Juggle
    Juggle
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • <3<3
    Love
    Love
  • :agree:
    Agree
    Agree
  • :jedi:
    Darth vs Smilie
    Darth vs Smilie
  • :<3:
    Love 2
    Love 2
  • :camera:
    Camera
    Camera
  • :funny:
    Funny
    Funny
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :0to+:
    Nothing to add
    Nothing to add
  • :)))
    Cheer
    Cheer
  • {iii}
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
  • :dancing:
    Dancing 2
    Dancing 2
  • :^o^:
    Spider
    Spider
  • :worthy:
    We're not worthy
    We're not worthy
  • :giggle:
    Giggle
    Giggle
  • :soapbox:
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • I-)
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :getwell:
    Get Well Soon
    Get Well Soon
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • <:)-
    Dunce
    Dunce
  • :xmaswelcome:
    Xmas Welcome
    Xmas Welcome
  • :pc:
    Computer
    Computer
  • :mwahaha:
    Mwahaha
    Mwahaha
  • :mailbox:-)
    Mail Box Happy
    Mail Box Happy
  • :yeah:
    Yeah that
    Yeah that
  • :threadjacked:
    Thread Jacked
    Thread Jacked
  • :img:
    Img
    Img
  • :ultimateboard:
    Ultimate Board
    Ultimate Board
  • :raspberry:
    Raspberry
    Raspberry
  • :windowpc:
    Windows PC!
    Windows PC!
  • :respekt:
    Respekt
    Respekt
  • :dontknow:
    Don't know
    Don't know
  • ~:O)
    Baby
    Baby
  • >:)
    Alien
    Alien
  • :":
    Ditto
    Ditto
  • :wwopics:
    Worthless without pics
    Worthless without pics
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :feedback:
    Feedback please
    Feedback please
  • :rain:
    Raining
    Raining
  • :boring:
    Boring
    Boring
  • :spam2:
    Spam 2
    Spam 2
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :offtopic:
    Off topic
    Off topic
  • :hohoho:
    Ho Ho Ho!
    Ho Ho Ho!
  • :carolers:
    Carol Singers
    Carol Singers
  • :merryxmas:
    Merry Xmas
    Merry Xmas
  • :xmaslaugh:
    Xmas Laugh
    Xmas Laugh
  • :sleigh:
    Sleigh
    Sleigh
  • :xmas;_):
    Santa Wink
    Santa Wink
  • :xmastree:
    Xmas Tree
    Xmas Tree
  • :xmas-):
    Xmas Smiley
    Xmas Smiley
  • :xmaswin:
    Christmas Window
    Christmas Window
  • :reindeer:
    Reindeer
    Reindeer
  • :bauble:
    Bauble
    Bauble
  • :santacookies:
    Santa's Cookies
    Santa's Cookies
  • :xmaswave:
    Xmas Wave
    Xmas Wave