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