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
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool