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
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :angry:
    Angry
    Angry
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :P
    :P
    :P
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :erm:
  • :naughty:
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :spam:
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :green:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :tup:
  • :tongue:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :blush:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :anihappy:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :wall:
    Wall
    Wall
  • :woot:
  • :moon:
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :knight:
    Knight
    Knight
  • :censor:
    Censored
    Censored
  • :whisky:
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :juggle:
    Juggle
    Juggle
  • :rofl:
  • :beer:
  • :tsk:
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :bump:
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :furious:
    Furious
    Furious
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :cheers:
    Cheers
    Cheers
  • :shoot:
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :bounce:
    Bounce
    Bounce
  • :jump:
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :argue:
    Argue
    Argue
  • :insta:
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :duel:
    Duel
    Duel
  • :chainsaw:
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :eek:
    Eek
    Eek
  • :charge:
    Charge
    Charge
  • :devil:
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :huh:
    Huh
    Huh
  • :nono:
    No No No
    No No No
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :omg:
    Surprised
    Surprised