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