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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • :c:
    Club
    Club
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :h:
    Heart
    Heart
  • :cry:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :d:
    Diamond
    Diamond
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :s:
    Spade
    Spade
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz