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
  • Imported Smilies
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :thinker:
    Thinker
    Thinker
  • :clap:
    Clapping Hands
    Clapping Hands
  • 8-O
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :bsdetector:
    BS Detector
    BS Detector
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :laugh:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :popcorn:
    Time to Watch the Show
    Time to Watch the Show
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :drevil:
    Dr. Evil
    Dr. Evil
  • :blah:
    Blah, Blah, Blah..
    Blah, Blah, Blah..
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :thumbsdown:
    Thumbs Down
    Thumbs Down
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :bang:
    Bang Head Against Wall
    Bang Head Against Wall
  • :bored:
    Boring...
    Boring...
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :fight:
    Fight
    Fight
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad