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
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :dwarf:
    dwarf
    dwarf
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :bigsmurf:
    bigsmurf
    bigsmurf
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :santa:
    santa
    santa
  • :clown:
    clown
    clown
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb down
    Thumb down
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :compress:
    compress
    compress
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :thumleft:
    thumleft
    thumleft
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :cheers:
    cheers
    cheers
  • :bom:
    bom
    bom
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :chef:
    Cooking
    Cooking
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :study:
    study
    study
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :smurf:
    smurf
    smurf
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :sunny:
    sunny
    sunny
  • :cyclops:
    cyclops
    cyclops
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :elephant:
    elephant
    elephant
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :shaking:
    shaking
    shaking
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :farao:
    farao
    farao
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :tongue:
    tongue
    tongue
  • :arrow:
    arrow
    arrow
  • :dj:
    DJ
    DJ
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :colors:
    colors
    colors
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :thumright:
    thumright
    thumright
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :scratch:
    scratch
    scratch
  • :cheese:
    cheese
    cheese
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :batman:
    batman
    batman
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :brilsmurf:
    brilsmurf
    brilsmurf
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :cat:
    cat
    cat
  • :cyclopsani:
    cyclops
    cyclops
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :viking:
    viking
    viking
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :shaking2:
    shakng2
    shakng2
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :flower:
    flower
    flower
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :silent:
    silent
    silent
  • :alien:
    alien
    alien
  • :fish:
    Fishing
    Fishing
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :spiderman:
    spiderman
    spiderman
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :smurfin:
    smurfin
    smurfin
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :bounce:
    bounce
    bounce
  • :eye:
    blackeye
    blackeye
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral