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
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :D
    Grin
    Grin
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :horns
    Horns (For Eric!)
    Horns (For Eric!)
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :huh
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad
    Mad
    Mad
  • :cool
    Cool
    Cool
  • :lol
    LOL (Laughing Out Loud)
    LOL (Laughing Out Loud)
  • :up
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :ipa
    IPA (For Beer Snobs Only)
    IPA (For Beer Snobs Only)
  • X)
    Stoned
    Stoned
  • :beer
    Beer
    Beer
  • |)
    Satisfied
    Satisfied
  • :oops
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :rofl
    ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing)
    ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing)
  • :meh
    Ambivalent
    Ambivalent
  • :yell
    Yell
    Yell
  • :good
    Good
    Good
  • :geezer
    Old Geezer
    Old Geezer
  • :O
    Shock
    Shock
  • :drool
    Drool
    Drool
  • :bad
    Badass
    Badass
  • :roll
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :doh
    Doh!
    Doh!
  • :down
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :dgtest
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