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
  • :gagged:
    Gagged
    Gagged
  • :frustrated:
    Frustrated
    Frustrated
  • :tip:
    Tip
    Tip
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :foil:
    Tin Foil Hat
    Tin Foil Hat
  • :emo:
    Emo
    Emo
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :pimp:
    Pimp
    Pimp
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :nsfw:
    NSFW
    NSFW
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin