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