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
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :rolleyes:
    Rolleyes
    Rolleyes
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :diamond:
    Diamond
    Diamond
  • :ironingot:
    Iron Ingot
    Iron Ingot
  • :rawpork:
    Raw Pork
    Raw Pork
  • :cookedpork:
    Cooked Pork
    Cooked Pork
  • :goldingot:
    Gold Ingot
    Gold Ingot
  • :pig:
    Pig
    Pig
  • :painting:
    Painting
    Painting
  • :skeleton:
    Skeleton
    Skeleton
  • :notch:
    Notch
    Notch
  • :zombie:
    Zombie
    Zombie
  • :sheep:
    Sheep
    Sheep
  • :creeper:
    Creeper
    Creeper
  • :spider:
    Spider
    Spider
  • :flint:
    Flint
    Flint
  • :coal:
    Coal
    Coal
  • :dirtblock:
    Dirt Block
    Dirt Block
  • :glass:
    Glass
    Glass
  • :tnt:
    TNT
    TNT
  • :chest:
    Chest
    Chest
  • :furnace:
    Furnace
    Furnace
  • :bookshelf:
    Book Shelf
    Book Shelf
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :hohoho:
    HoHoHo
    HoHoHo
  • :snow:
    Snow
    Snow
  • :elmo:
    Elmo
    Elmo
  • :merry:
    Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas
  • :rejected
    Rejected
    Rejected
  • :approved
    Approved
    Approved