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