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