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
  • Yahoo
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Big Smile
    Big Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • /:)
    Raised eyebrow
    Raised eyebrow
  • :))
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • =P~
    Drooling
    Drooling
  • :">
    Blush
    Blush
  • B)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :>
    Smug
    Smug
  • \:D/
    Dancing
    Dancing
  • 8-|
    Rolling eyes
    Rolling eyes
  • =D>
    Applause
    Applause
  • :-?
    Thinking
    Thinking
  • :-|
    Straight face
    Straight face
  • ~o)
    Coffee
    Coffee
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • (:|
    tired or sleepy
    tired or sleepy
  • :((
    Cry
    Cry
  • I-|
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • =;
    Talk to the hand
    Talk to the hand
  • :s
    Worried
    Worried
  • >:)
    Evil
    Evil
  • :-/
    Confused
    Confused