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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
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • Imported Smilies
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :dazed:
    Dazed
    Dazed
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :banana:
    Dancing Banana
    Dancing Banana