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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
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised