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