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
  • :)
    Happy
    Happy
  • :D
    Very Happy
    Very Happy
  • :(
    Sad
    Sad
  • :cry:
    Crying
    Crying
  • :o
    Surprised
    Surprised
  • :shock:
    Shocked
    Shocked
  • :x
    Mad
    Mad
  • :lol:
    Laughing
    Laughing
  • 8)
    Cool
    Cool
  • :?
    Confused
    Confused
  • :unsure:
    Unsure
    Unsure
  • :oops:
    Embarrassed
    Embarrassed
  • ;)
    Wink
    Wink
  • :P
    Razz
    Razz
  • :glare:
    Glare
    Glare
  • :roll:
    Rolling Eyes
    Rolling Eyes
  • :ouch:
    Ouch
    Ouch
  • o:)
    Good
    Good
  • :twisted:
    Twisted
    Twisted
  • :geek:
    Geek
    Geek
  • Extra Smilies
  • :huh:
    Huh!
    Huh!
  • :thumbsup:
    Thumbs Up
    Thumbs Up
  • :notworthy:
    Not Worthy
    Not Worthy
  • :rofl:
    ROFL
    ROFL
  • :facepalm:
    Facepalm
    Facepalm
  • :danger:
    Be careful!
    Be careful!
  • :stop:
    Stop!
    Stop!
  • :rtfm:
    RTFM
    RTFM
  • :nono:
    Oh no you don't!
    Oh no you don't!
  • :reallymad:
    Really Mad
    Really Mad
  • :shifty:
    Shifty
    Shifty
  • :working:
    Working
    Working
  • :sweat:
    Sweating
    Sweating
  • :sleeping:
    Sleeping
    Sleeping
  • :love:
    In Love
    In Love
  • :whistle:
    Whistling
    Whistling
  • :|
    Neutral
    Neutral
  • :sick:
    Sick
    Sick
  • :mrgreen:
    Mr. Green
    Mr. Green
  • :censored:
    Censored
    Censored
  • Fun Smilies
  • :beer:
    Beer
    Beer
  • :celebrate:
    Celebrate
    Celebrate
  • :surrender:
    Surrender
    Surrender
  • :excited:
    Excited
    Excited
  • :offtopic:
    Off Topic
    Off Topic
  • :pumping:
    Pumping
    Pumping
  • :cold:
    Cold
    Cold
  • :book:
    Reading
    Reading
  • :itsover:
    It's Over
    It's Over
  • :pirate:
    Pirate
    Pirate
  • :winner:
    Winner
    Winner
  • :queen:
    Queen
    Queen
  • :fishing:
    Fishing
    Fishing
  • :popcorn:
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
  • :playing:
    Playing
    Playing
  • :police:
    Police
    Police
  • :beard:
    Beard
    Beard
  • :bloodshot:
    Bloodshot Eyes
    Bloodshot Eyes
  • :wacko:
    Wacko
    Wacko
  • :cute:
    Cute
    Cute
  • Icons
  • :!:
    Exclamation
    Exclamation
  • :?:
    Question
    Question
  • :*:
    Asterisk
    Asterisk
  • :idea:
    Idea
    Idea
  • :arrow:
    Arrow
    Arrow
  • :back:
    Back Arrow
    Back Arrow
  • :heart:
    Love
    Love
  • :luck:
    Luck
    Luck
  • :nuke:
    Nuke
    Nuke
  • :alien:
    Alien
    Alien
  • :skull:
    Skull
    Skull
  • :dwg:
    Drawing
    Drawing
  • :acad:
    AutoCAD
    AutoCAD
  • :star:
    Gold Star
    Gold Star
  • :globe:
    Globe
    Globe
  • :bomb:
    Bomb
    Bomb
  • :xmas:
    Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas
  • :baubleb:
    Blue Bauble
    Blue Bauble
  • :baubler:
    Red Bauble
    Red Bauble
  • :halloween:
    Halloween
    Halloween
  • Alternate Smilies
  • :wink:
    Wink
    Wink