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