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