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
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :up:
    Up
    Up
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :down:
    Down
    Down
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :eek:
    Suprised
    Suprised
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • Imported Smilies
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :cry:
    Crying (very sad)
    Crying (very sad)
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :oops:
    Embaressed
    Embaressed
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused