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
  • :x
    censored
    censored
  • :cool:
    cool
    cool
  • :swa:
    SWA
    SWA
  • :rant:
    Rant
    Rant
  • :fight:
    fight
    fight
  • :shy:
    shy
    shy
  • :clap:
    clap
    clap
  • :calm:
    Calm Down
    Calm Down
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :y:
    yawn
    yawn
  • :no:
    no no
    no no
  • :shh:
    shhh
    shhh
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • ;)
    wink2
    wink2
  • :fish:
    fishing
    fishing
  • :easy:
    easy
    easy
  • :w
    wave
    wave
  • :(
    sad
    sad
  • :wall
    wall
    wall
  • :up
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • :down:
    thumbs down
    thumbs down
  • :s:
    silent
    silent
  • :r:
    roll
    roll
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :rofl:
    rofl
    rofl
  • :arse:
    arse
    arse
  • :bow:
    bow
    bow