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