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