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
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • M:)
    Salute
    Salute
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :tk
    Grenade
    Grenade
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • :shades:
    shades
    shades
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :think:
    thinking
    thinking
  • :dance:
    dance
    dance
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :drink:
    drinking
    drinking
  • :axe:
    axe
    axe
  • :thumbsup:
    thumbs up
    thumbs up
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :guitar:
    guitar
    guitar
  • :boohoo:
    boohoos
    boohoos
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :team:
    The team
    The team
  • :doh:
    doh
    doh
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :shockeda:
    shocked
    shocked
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :thumbsdown:
    thumbs down
    thumbs down
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :drink2:
    drinking2
    drinking2
  • :naughty:
    naughty
    naughty
  • :bravo:
    Bravo
    Bravo
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :whistle:
    whistling
    whistling
  • :shhh:
    shhh
    shhh
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :crazy:
    crazy eyes
    crazy eyes
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :embarrassed:
    embarrassed
    embarrassed
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :despaira:
    despair
    despair
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :bow:
    bowing
    bowing
  • :clap:
    clap
    clap
  • :mg
    MG'ed with a Smile
    MG'ed with a Smile