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