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
  • Smilies
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :redface:
    Redface
    Redface
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :biggrin:
    Biggrin
    Biggrin
  • :icon_twisted:
    Icon Twisted
    Icon Twisted
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :icon_frown:
    Icon Frown
    Icon Frown
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)