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