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
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :laughing:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :embarrassed:
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :winking:
    Winking
    Winking
  • :roll_eye:
    Roll Eye
    Roll Eye
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :spinning:
    Spinning
    Spinning
  • :shaking_head:
    Shaking Head
    Shaking Head
  • :brick_wall:
    Brick Wall
    Brick Wall
  • :pray:
    Pray
    Pray
  • :thumbs_up:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :dancing_banana:
    Dancing Banana
    Dancing Banana
  • :penguin:
    Penguin
    Penguin