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