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
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • ):)
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :G:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :twisted:
    Twisted evil
    Twisted evil
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes