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