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