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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :tdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :foul:
    Foul Language
    Foul Language
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :dodgy:
    Dodgy
    Dodgy
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :evilgrin:
    Evil Grin
    Evil Grin
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :dodgyrun:
    Dodgy Run
    Dodgy Run
  • :xeyed:
    Xeyed
    Xeyed
  • :daveface:
    Daveface
    Daveface
  • :ugh:
    Ugh!
    Ugh!
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :crash:
    Crash
    Crash
  • :runaway:
    Run Away!
    Run Away!
  • :bowdown:
    Bow Down
    Bow Down
  • :O
    :O
    :O
  • :devil:
    devil
    devil
  • :idea:
    Idea!
    Idea!
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :tup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!