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
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :jaw:
    Jaw drop
    Jaw drop
  • :nod:
    Nod
    Nod
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :help:
    Help
    Help
  • :neener:
    Neener
    Neener
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :santa:
    Santa
    Santa
  • :moon:
    Moon
    Moon
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :whoops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :welcome:
    Welcome
    Welcome
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :jumping:
    Jumping
    Jumping
  • :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
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :blush:
    Blush
    Blush
  • :lol:
    LOL
    LOL
  • :focus:
    Back to topic
    Back to topic
  • :bow:
    Taking a bow
    Taking a bow
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :kiss:
    Kiss
    Kiss
  • :nope:
    Nope
    Nope
  • :bang:
    Banging head against wall
    Banging head against wall
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :roll:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :faint:
    Faint
    Faint
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :nono:
    No-no
    No-no
  • :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