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