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
  • Plaza Smilies
  • :clap:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :XD:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :sign:
    Sign here
    Sign here
  • :headbang:
    Rock On!
    Rock On!
  • :blush:
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :worship:
    worship
    worship
  • :dance:
    Line Dance
    Line Dance
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :Eyebrows:
    Eyebrows
    Eyebrows
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :think:
    Think!
    Think!
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :Tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :toxic:
    Toxic
    Toxic
  • :shrug:
    Shrug
    Shrug
  • :smooch:
    Smooch
    Smooch
  • :yinyang:
    Peace
    Peace
  • :tantrum:
    Tantrum
    Tantrum
  • :crazy:
    Crazy
    Crazy
  • :spin:
    Dizzy
    Dizzy
  • :reading:
    Read First
    Read First
  • :cry:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :tongue2:
    Pfftbt!
    Pfftbt!
  • :fence:
    Fencing
    Fencing
  • :nonono:
    Nonono
    Nonono
  • :rofl:
    rofl
    rofl
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :cheeky:
    Cheeky
    Cheeky
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :headslap:
    D'oh!
    D'oh!
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :elf:
    Elfy
    Elfy
  • :scold:
    Finger Wag
    Finger Wag
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :lol:
    lol
    lol
  • :dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :flowers:
    Thank you, thank you
    Thank you, thank you