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
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised