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
  • Bear Insider
  • :cheer
    Cheer
    Cheer
  • :gobears:
    Go Bears
    Go Bears
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • :tree
    smiley tree
    smiley tree
  • :axe
    smilie axe
    smilie axe
  • :woohoo
    woohoo
    woohoo
  • :acclaim:
    Acclaim
    Acclaim
  • :justin
    In Justin We Trust
    In Justin We Trust
  • :bravo
    Bravo
    Bravo
  • :rant
    Soapbox
    Soapbox
  • :headbang
    head banging wall
    head banging wall
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :Lindsay
    In Lindsay We Trust
    In Lindsay We Trust
  • :rollinglaugh:
    Rollinglaugh
    Rollinglaugh
  • :sarc:
    Sarcasm
    Sarcasm
  • :bluecarrot:
    Bluecarrot
    Bluecarrot
  • :newnana:
    Newnana
    Newnana
  • :cry:
    Cry
    Cry
  • :chainsaw
    chainsaw
    chainsaw
  • :hammer:
    Hammer
    Hammer
  • :hatters
    hatters
    hatters
  • :facepalm
    facepalm
    facepalm
  • :patriot
    Patriot
    Patriot
  • :bigpuke:
    Bigpuke
    Bigpuke
  • :bear:
    Bear
    Bear
  • :nono:
    Nono
    Nono
  • :drooling
    Drooling
    Drooling
  • :band
    band
    band
  • :rimshot
    rimshot
    rimshot
  • :blush
    blush
    blush
  • :crazy
    crazy
    crazy
  • :horse
    Dead Horse
    Dead Horse
  • :buttkick:
    Buttkick
    Buttkick
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :dork:
    Dork
    Dork
  • :wave
    wave
    wave
  • :Monty
    InMontyWeTrust
    InMontyWeTrust
  • :tedford
    In Tedford We Trust
    In Tedford We Trust
  • :dykes
    In Dykes We Trust
    In Dykes We Trust
  • Generic Smilies
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :bawl:
    Bawl
    Bawl
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :skep:
    Skep
    Skep
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!