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
  • :shock
    shock
    shock
  • :poundfist
    pound fist
    pound fist
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :clap
    clap
    clap
  • :crickets
    crickets
    crickets
  • :HD
    hidechair
    hidechair
  • :whistle
    whistle
    whistle
  • :talktothehand:
    Talktothehand
    Talktothehand
  • :sniffle
    sniffle
    sniffle
  • :hat
    hat tip
    hat tip
  • :blah:
    blah
    blah
  • :palm
    face palm
    face palm
  • :piss
    piss
    piss
  • :troll
    troll
    troll
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :sar1
    sarcasm
    sarcasm
  • :crybaby
    crybaby
    crybaby
  • :violin
    violin
    violin
  • :lmao2:
    Lmao2
    Lmao2
  • :weasel
    weasel
    weasel
  • :disbelief:
    Disbelief
    Disbelief
  • :truce:
    Truce
    Truce
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :read:
    Read
    Read
  • :cry
    Cry
    Cry
  • :fistpump
    fist pump
    fist pump
  • :hammer
    hammertime
    hammertime
  • :popcorn:
    popcorn
    popcorn
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :back
    backtotopic
    backtotopic
  • :hero:
    Hero
    Hero
  • :NO
    no
    no
  • :parrot
    parrot
    parrot
  • :punchballs:
    Punchballs
    Punchballs
  • :welcome
    welcome
    welcome
  • :panic
    panic
    panic
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :yawn
    yawn
    yawn
  • :bowdown:
    Bowdown
    Bowdown
  • :taunt:
    Taunt
    Taunt
  • :pout
    pout
    pout
  • :scratch
    head scratch
    head scratch
  • :tap
    toe tapping
    toe tapping
  • :pokefun:
    Pokefun
    Pokefun
  • :BS
    BS
    BS
  • :thumbdown
    thumbdown
    thumbdown
  • :handjob
    handjob
    handjob
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :oldman:
    Oldman
    Oldman
  • :grumble:
    Grumble
    Grumble
  • :arrow
    bullseye
    bullseye
  • :barf
    barf
    barf
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :ohno:
    Ohno
    Ohno
  • :loser:
    loser
    loser
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :beer
    cheers
    cheers
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :noway:
    Noway
    Noway
  • : tongue
    tongue
    tongue
  • :obamaclap
    obamaclap
    obamaclap
  • :poke
    eye poke
    eye poke
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :melodramatic:
    Melodramatic
    Melodramatic
  • :dunno:
    Dunno
    Dunno
  • :rave
    rave
    rave
  • :banghead:
    Bang Head
    Bang Head
  • :deadhorse
    beat deadhorse
    beat deadhorse
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :bulb:
    bulb
    bulb
  • :ugho:
    Ugho
    Ugho
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :reading:
    Reading
    Reading
  • :f
    finger
    finger
  • :victim
    victim
    victim
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :banana:
    Banana
    Banana
  • :woohoo:
    Woohoo
    Woohoo
  • :psy
    gangnam style
    gangnam style
  • :gossip:
    Gossip
    Gossip
  • :bird
    bird
    bird
  • :stir:
    stir
    stir
  • :crazzy:
    Crazzy
    Crazzy
  • :hammerhead:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :winkwink:
    Winkwink
    Winkwink
  • :laugh:
    Laugh
    Laugh
  • :tired:
    Tired
    Tired
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :shout:
    Shout
    Shout
  • :saywhat:
    Saywhat
    Saywhat
  • :readpaper:
    Readpaper
    Readpaper
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :yay:
    Yay
    Yay
  • :flowers:
    Flowers
    Flowers
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :angel:
    Angel
    Angel
  • :scared1:
    Scared1
    Scared1
  • :xmas:
    Xmas
    Xmas
  • :bday:
    Bday
    Bday