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
  • :computer:
    Computer
    Computer
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :smilewinkgrin:
    smilewinkgrin
    smilewinkgrin
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :ragin:
    ragin
    ragin
  • :hand:
    hand
    hand
  • :thumbs up:
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • :moonie:
    moonie
    moonie
  • :shut up:
    shut up
    shut up
  • :frown:
    frown
    frown
  • :argh:
    argh
    argh
  • :yes nod:
    yes nod
    yes nod
  • :yawn:
    yawn
    yawn
  • :popcorn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :blush:
    blush
    blush
  • :laugh:
    laugh
    laugh
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :off topic:
    off topic
    off topic
  • :bigwave:
    Big Wave
    Big Wave
  • :Whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :nag:
    Director
    Director
  • :knife:
    Knife
    Knife
  • :thud:
    Thud
    Thud
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :welcome:
    smileywelcome
    smileywelcome
  • :yes:
    Yes
    Yes
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :lol:
    Lol
    Lol
  • :babypram:
    babypram
    babypram
  • :noob:
    Noob
    Noob
  • :oops:
    Oops
    Oops
  • :flag:
    flag
    flag
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :idunno:
    idunno
    idunno
  • :usaflag:
    USA Flag
    USA Flag
  • :saltireflag:
    Saltire Flag
    Saltire Flag
  • :sheep:
    Sheep
    Sheep
  • :scotlandflag:
    Scotland Flag
    Scotland Flag
  • :algeriaflag:
    Algeria Flag
    Algeria Flag
  • :sloveniaflag:
    Slovenia Flag
    Slovenia Flag
  • :zimbo:
    Camper
    Camper
  • :tennis:
    Tennis
    Tennis
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :yoda:
    Yoda
    Yoda
  • :snow:
    Snow
    Snow
  • :motoring:
    Motoring
    Motoring
  • :biker:
    Biker
    Biker
  • :jetski:
    Jetski
    Jetski
  • :golfer:
    Golf Cart
    Golf Cart
  • :explode:
    Explode
    Explode
  • :rain:
    Rain
    Rain
  • :soccer:
    Soccer
    Soccer
  • :smug:
    Smug Git
    Smug Git
  • :camera:
    Camera
    Camera
  • :book:
    Book
    Book
  • :train:
    Train
    Train
  • :mobile:
    Mobile
    Mobile
  • :xmastree:
    Xmas Tree
    Xmas Tree
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :tumbleweed:
    Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed
  • :crazypilot:
    Crazy Pilot
    Crazy Pilot
  • :blink:
    Blink
    Blink
  • :sadangel:
    Sad Angel
    Sad Angel
  • :scratch:
    Scratch
    Scratch
  • :thankyou:
    Thankyou
    Thankyou
  • :arms:
    Arms
    Arms
  • :badcomp:
    Badcomp
    Badcomp
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :dizzy:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :freezing:
    Freezing
    Freezing
  • :stamp:
    Stamp
    Stamp
  • :whoohoo:
    Whoohoo
    Whoohoo
  • :wtf:
    Wtf
    Wtf
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :drools:
    Drools
    Drools
  • :bye:
    Bye
    Bye
  • :excited:
    Excited
    Excited
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :phew:
    Phew
    Phew
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :whiteflag:
    Whiteflag
    Whiteflag
  • :bow:
    Bow
    Bow
  • :mclaren:
    mclaren
    mclaren
  • :camflash:
    Camer Flash
    Camer Flash
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :yuk:
    Yuk
    Yuk
  • :carwash:
    Car Wash
    Car Wash
  • :vsad:
    Very Sad
    Very Sad
  • :stop:
    Stop
    Stop
  • :sunny:
    Sunny
    Sunny
  • :chicken:
    Chicken
    Chicken
  • :stirpot:
    Stirpot
    Stirpot