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
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :mad:
    Mad
    Mad
  • :p
    Razz
    Razz
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :confused:
    Confused
    Confused
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :thumbright:
    thumbright
    thumbright
  • :)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :rolleyes:
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
    Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
  • :cool:
    Cool
    Cool
  • :eek:
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • Imported Smilies
  • :alien:
    alien
    alien
  • :pig:
    pig
    pig
  • :study:
    study
    study
  • :-)
    Smile
    Smile
  • :cheers:
    cheers
    cheers
  • :bball:
    Basketball
    Basketball
  • :???:
    Confused
    Confused
  • :santa:
    santa
    santa
  • :money:
    Greedy
    Greedy
  • :oops:
    Embarassed
    Embarassed
  • :geek:
    geek
    geek
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :bigsmurf:
    bigsmurf
    bigsmurf
  • :neutral:
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :cyclopsani:
    cyclops
    cyclops
  • :pr:
    profileright
    profileright
  • :viking:
    viking
    viking
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :albino:
    albino
    albino
  • :safe:
    Safe
    Safe
  • :-x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :jocolor:
    jocolor
    jocolor
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink
  • :smurfin:
    smurfin
    smurfin
  • :shaking2:
    shakng2
    shakng2
  • :cheese:
    cheese
    cheese
  • :pirat:
    pirat
    pirat
  • :dwarf:
    dwarf
    dwarf
  • :-(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :salut:
    salut
    salut
  • :dj:
    DJ
    DJ
  • 8-)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :king:
    king
    king
  • :evil:
    Evil or Very Mad
    Evil or Very Mad
  • :thumright:
    thumright
    thumright
  • :arrow:
    arrow
    arrow
  • :@:
    @
    @
  • :monkey:
    monkey
    monkey
  • :spiderman:
    spiderman
    spiderman
  • :grin:
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :pale:
    pale
    pale
  • :ncool:
    NOT Cool
    NOT Cool
  • :-?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :cat:
    cat
    cat
  • :chef:
    Cooking
    Cooking
  • :razz:
    Razz
    Razz
  • :flower:
    flower
    flower
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :brilsmurf:
    brilsmurf
    brilsmurf
  • :cyclops:
    cyclops
    cyclops
  • :silent:
    silent
    silent
  • :rambo:
    rambo
    rambo
  • :-o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :sunny:
    sunny
    sunny
  • :nemo:
    Nemo
    Nemo
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :joker:
    joker
    joker
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :pukel:
    pukel
    pukel
  • :-|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :bom:
    bom
    bom
  • :rabbit:
    rabbit
    rabbit
  • :batman:
    batman
    batman
  • :smile:
    Smile
    Smile
  • :scratch:
    scratch
    scratch
  • :thumbdown:
    Thumb down
    Thumb down
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :rendeer:
    rendeer
    rendeer
  • :cry:
    Crying or Very sad
    Crying or Very sad
  • :thumleft:
    thumleft
    thumleft
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :shaking:
    shaking
    shaking
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :clown:
    clown
    clown
  • :colors:
    colors
    colors
  • :-D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :pl:
    profileleft
    profileleft
  • :hockey:
    hockey
    hockey
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :fish:
    Fishing
    Fishing
  • :-P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :farao:
    farao
    farao
  • ;-)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :smurf:
    smurf
    smurf
  • :compress:
    compress
    compress
  • :eye:
    blackeye
    blackeye
  • :elephant:
    elephant
    elephant
  • :sad:
    Sad
    Sad
  • :bounce:
    bounce
    bounce
  • :tiesto:
    DJ
    DJ
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • :queen:
    queen
    queen
  • :twisted:
    Twisted Evil
    Twisted Evil
  • :puker:
    puker
    puker
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral