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