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
  • :busted:
    Busted
    Busted
  • :grouphug:
    Grouphug
    Grouphug
  • :P:
    P
    P
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbsdown
    Thumbsdown
  • :bleh:
    Bleh
    Bleh
  • :woohoo:
    Woohoo
    Woohoo
  • :zap:
    Zap
    Zap
  • :DDance:
    DDance
    DDance
  • :lmao:
    Lmao
    Lmao
  • :shoot:
    Shoot
    Shoot
  • :spam1:
    Spam1
    Spam1
  • :laugh:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :box:
    Box
    Box
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :jedi:
    Jedi
    Jedi
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :crys:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :tumbleweed:
    Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :wwp:
    Wwp
    Wwp
  • :brow:
    Brow
    Brow
  • :duck:
    Duck
    Duck
  • :o:
    O
    O
  • :shutup:
    Shutup
    Shutup
  • :!1:
    !
    !
  • :thud:
    Thud
    Thud
  • :8):
    8)
    8)
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :cloud9:
    Cloud9
    Cloud9
  • :l:
    L
    L
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :spam:
    Spam
    Spam
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :bye:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :hardnut:
    Hardnut
    Hardnut
  • :poke:
    Poke
    Poke
  • :slap:
    Slap
    Slap
  • :zip:
    Zip
    Zip
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbup
    Thumbup
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :wow:
    Wow
    Wow
  • :eeeek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :drink:
    Drink
    Drink
  • :no:
    No
    No
  • :shout:
    Shout
    Shout
  • :surprised:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :boxed:
    Boxed
    Boxed
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :rofl:
    Rofl
    Rofl
  • :sob:
    Sob
    Sob
  • :grinning:
    Grin
    Grin
  • :uk:
    Uk
    Uk
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • Extra Smilies
  • :uthumb:
    UThumb
    UThumb
  • :jump4joy:
    jump4joy
    jump4joy
  • :calmdown:
    Calm down
    Calm down