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
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :biggrin:
    Big Grin
    Big Grin
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :evil:
    Evil
    Evil
  • :crackup:
    Crack Up
    Crack Up
  • :yahoo:
    Yahoo
    Yahoo
  • :rofl:
    Rolling on the floor laughing
    Rolling on the floor laughing
  • :yawn:
    Yawn
    Yawn
  • :yikes:
    Yikes
    Yikes
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :blushing:
    Blushing
    Blushing
  • :nana:
    Na Na Na Na
    Na Na Na Na
  • :fight:
    Fight
    Fight
  • :coverlaugh:
    Cover Laugh
    Cover Laugh
  • :banana:
    Banana
    Banana
  • :cheer:
    Cheer
    Cheer
  • :scratchhead:
    Scratch Head
    Scratch Head
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :loser:
    Loser
    Loser
  • :king:
    King
    King
  • :liar:
    Liar
    Liar
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • :ninja:
    Ninja
    Ninja
  • :paddle:
    Paddle
    Paddle
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :poke:
    Poke
    Poke
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :muhaha:
    Muhaha
    Muhaha
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :feedback:
    Feedback
    Feedback
  • :horse:
    Beating a Dead Horse
    Beating a Dead Horse
  • :hijacked:
    Thread Hijacked
    Thread Hijacked
  • :sorry:
    Sorry
    Sorry