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