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
  • Everyday Smilies
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :angel
    Angel
    Angel
  • :hello
    Hello
    Hello
  • :clap
    Applaud
    Applaud
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :P
    Sticky Out Tongue
    Sticky Out Tongue
  • :offtopic
    Offtopic
    Offtopic
  • :oops
    Oops
    Oops
  • :rockon
    Rockon2
    Rockon2
  • :rtfm
    Rtfm
    Rtfm
  • :spam
    Spam
    Spam
  • :thanks
    Thanks
    Thanks
  • :please
    Please
    Please
  • :yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • :partytime
    Partytime
    Partytime
  • :mexican
    Mexican
    Mexican
  • :partypeople
    Partypeople
    Partypeople
  • ([])
    Squarebutton
    Squarebutton
  • (/\)
    Trianglebutton
    Trianglebutton
  • (X)
    Xbutton
    Xbutton
  • (O)
    Circlebutton
    Circlebutton
  • (PS)
    Psbutton
    Psbutton
  • :bronzes
    Bronzes
    Bronzes
  • :teehee
    Teehee
    Teehee
  • :silvers
    Silvers
    Silvers
  • :golds
    Golds
    Golds
  • :platinums
    Platinums
    Platinums
  • :uk
    Uk
    Uk
  • :us
    Us
    Us