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