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