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
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :duh:
    Duh
    Duh
  • :nuke:
    Nuke
    Nuke
  • :sweat:
    Sweat
    Sweat
  • :wizard:
    Wizard
    Wizard
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :knight:
    Knight
    Knight
  • :smartass:
    Smartass
    Smartass
  • :butcher:
    Butcher
    Butcher
  • :heart:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :pyro:
    Pyro
    Pyro
  • :tongue3:
    Tongue3
    Tongue3
  • :beee:
    Beee
    Beee
  • :dry:
    Dry
    Dry
  • :notworthy:
    Notworthy
    Notworthy
  • :stupid:
    Stupid
    Stupid
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :construction:
    Construction
    Construction
  • :king2:
    King2
    King2
  • :shout:
    Shout
    Shout
  • :buba:
    Buba
    Buba
  • :happy:
    Happy
    Happy
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :P
    Tongue2
    Tongue2
  • :bday:
    Bday
    Bday
  • :drunk:
    Drunk
    Drunk
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :stretcher:
    Stretcher
    Stretcher
  • :coffee:
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :king:
    King
    King
  • :shake:
    Shake
    Shake
  • :whistle:
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • :boredom:
    Boredom
    Boredom
  • :halo:
    Halo
    Halo
  • :police:
    Police
    Police
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :zipper:
    Zipper
    Zipper
  • :bb:
    Bb
    Bb
  • :drums:
    Drums
    Drums
  • :mysterymachine:
    Mysterymachine
    Mysterymachine
  • :stop:
    Stop
    Stop
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :cloud9:
    Cloud9
    Cloud9
  • :jester:
    Jester
    Jester
  • :shades:
    Shades
    Shades
  • :warning:
    Warning
    Warning
  • :book:
    Book
    Book
  • :glare:
    Glare
    Glare
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :tomato:
    Tomato
    Tomato
  • :yu:
    Yu
    Yu
  • :bat:
    Bat
    Bat
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :monkey:
    Monkey
    Monkey
  • :stereo:
    Stereo
    Stereo
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :closedeyes:
    Closedeyes
    Closedeyes
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :secret:
    Secret
    Secret
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :pig:
    Pig
    Pig
  • :thumbsup2:
    Thumbsup2
    Thumbsup2
  • :yoda:
    Yoda
    Yoda
  • :badger:
    Badger
    Badger
  • :dragon:
    Dragon
    Dragon
  • :missing:
    Missing
    Missing
  • :spiteful:
    Spiteful
    Spiteful
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :clapping:
    Clapping
    Clapping
  • :hug:
    Hug
    Hug
  • :search:
    Search
    Search
  • :victory:
    Victory
    Victory
  • :blue:
    Blue
    Blue
  • :football:
    Football
    Football
  • :paperbag:
    Paperbag
    Paperbag
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbsup
    Thumbsup
  • :ymca:
    Ymca
    Ymca
  • :badday:
    Badday
    Badday
  • :dog:
    Dog
    Dog
  • :mellow:
    Mellow
    Mellow
  • :spidy:
    Spidy
    Spidy
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :horse:
    Horse
    Horse
  • :scooter:
    Scooter
    Scooter
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :black_eye:
    Black Eye
    Black Eye
  • :fling:
    Fling
    Fling
  • :paladin:
    Paladin
    Paladin
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbsdown
    Thumbsdown
  • :yes3:
    Yes3
    Yes3
  • :bad:
    Bad
    Bad
  • :idk:
    IDK
    IDK
  • :lips:
    Lips
    Lips
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :captain:
    Captain
    Captain
  • :hobbes:
    Hobbes
    Hobbes
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :umnik2:
    Umnik2
    Umnik2
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :fan_1:
    Fan 1
    Fan 1
  • :ouch:
    Ouch
    Ouch
  • :threaten:
    Threaten
    Threaten
  • :yahoo:
    Yahoo
    Yahoo
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :diablo:
    Diablo
    Diablo
  • :lazy:
    Lazy
    Lazy
  • :snowman:
    Snowman
    Snowman
  • :canadian:
    Canadian
    Canadian
  • :hl2:
    Hl2
    Hl2
  • :rtfm:
    Rtfm
    Rtfm
  • :trooper:
    Trooper
    Trooper
  • :bheart:
    Bheart
    Bheart
  • :excl:
    Excl
    Excl
  • :orc:
    Orc
    Orc
  • :this:
    This
    This
  • :wub:
    Wub
    Wub
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :dance:
    Dance
    Dance
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :smurf:
    Smurf
    Smurf
  • :calvin:
    Calvin
    Calvin
  • :hi:
    Hi
    Hi
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :tribunal:
    Tribunal
    Tribunal
  • :beer2:
    Beer2
    Beer2
  • :dwarf:
    Dwarf
    Dwarf
  • :ok:
    Ok
    Ok
  • :tease:
    Tease
    Tease
  • :worthy:
    Worthy
    Worthy
  • :crybaby:
    Crybaby
    Crybaby
  • :knight2:
    Knight2
    Knight2
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :cabinboy:
    Cabinboy
    Cabinboy
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :question:
    Question
    Question
  • :to_keep_order:
    To Keep Order
    To Keep Order
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!