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
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • :tongue3:
    Tongue3
    Tongue3
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :clapper:
    Clapper
    Clapper
  • :yeahthat:
    Yeah
    Yeah
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :rabbit:
    Rabbit
    Rabbit
  • :happyd:
    HappyDance
    HappyDance
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :propellor:
    Propellor
    Propellor
  • :zzz:
    Sleepy
    Sleepy
  • :thumbup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :bouncey:
    Bouncey
    Bouncey
  • :tongue2:
    Tongue2
    Tongue2
  • :insane:
    Insane
    Insane
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :spanker:
    Spanker
    Spanker
  • :humpey:
    Humpey
    Humpey
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :flipper:
    Flipper
    Flipper
  • :poker:
    Poker
    Poker
  • :pukey:
    Puke
    Puke
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :punky:
    Punky
    Punky
  • :cookie:
    Cookie
    Cookie
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :tongue:
    Tongue
    Tongue

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