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