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