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