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