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