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