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
  • :(
    Frown
    Frown
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Stick Out Tongue
    Stick Out Tongue
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :o
    Embarrassment
    Embarrassment
  • :blush:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :P~:-P~:razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :x~:-x~:mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • 8)~8-)~:cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :?~:-?~:???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    EEK!
    EEK!
  • 8O~8-O~:shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :o~:-o~:eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :(~:-(~:sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :xxx:
    MADMADMAD
    MADMADMAD
  • :)~:-)~:smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D~:-D~:grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :cry:~:((~:-((
    Crying or Very Sad
    Crying or Very Sad
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • ;)~;-)~:wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :|~:-|~:neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :]~:-]~:brgin:
    Grin
    Grin
  • x(~:dead:
    Dead
    Dead
  • :frown:
    Frown
    Frown
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :proud:
    Proud
    Proud
  • :smug:
    Smug
    Smug
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :uhoh:
    Uh Oh
    Uh Oh
  • :yawn:
    Bored
    Bored
  • Blue puke
    :bluepuke:
    :bluepuke: