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
  • :jaw:
    Jaw drop
    Jaw drop
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :neener:
    Neener
    Neener
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :whoops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :jumping:
    Jumping
    Jumping
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :whistling
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :gl:
    Good luck
    Good luck
  • :sleep:
    Sleep
    Sleep
  • :tucool:
    Thumbs up cool
    Thumbs up cool
  • :drool:
    Drool
    Drool
  • :tu:
    Thumbs up
    Thumbs up
  • :doh:
    Doh
    Doh
  • :door:
    Door
    Door
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :spank:
    Spank
    Spank
  • :claphigh:
    Clap
    Clap
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :focus:
    Back to topic
    Back to topic
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :bow:
    Taking a bow
    Taking a bow
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :nope:
    Nope
    Nope
  • :bang:
    Banging head against wall
    Banging head against wall
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :roll:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :nono:
    No-no
    No-no
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy