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
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • {nemesis}
    Nemesis
    Nemesis
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :---)
    Liar
    Liar
  • :-({|=
    Boo hoo!
    Boo hoo!
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :.
    scowl
    scowl
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • [-X
    Shame on you
    Shame on you
  • :-$
    Shhh
    Shhh
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • [-o<
    Pray
    Pray
  • :-s
    Eh?
    Eh?
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • 8-[
    Anxious
    Anxious
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • \\:D/
    Dancing
    Dancing
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • [-(
    Not talking
    Not talking
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-#
    Silenced
    Silenced
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :-k
    Think
    Think
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • {sas}
    Sasquatch
    Sasquatch
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • ](*,)
    Brick wall
    Brick wall
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • {puck}
    Puck
    Puck
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • =D>
    Applause
    Applause
  • :-\"
    Whistle
    Whistle
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • {guardian}
    Guardian
    Guardian
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • #-o
    d'oh!
    d'oh!
  • O:)
    Angel
    Angel
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • {guardian2}
    Guardian2
    Guardian2
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • =P~
    Drool
    Drool
  • =;
    Speak to the hand
    Speak to the hand
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • {northstar}
    Northstar
    Northstar
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :^o
    Liar
    Liar
  • :-&
    Sick
    Sick
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad