[em] thumbup [[/em], [em] happy [/em].....What do these expressions mean?

@tjades (3592)
Jamaica
April 16, 2008 1:39am CST
I keep getting these in my responses but have no idea what they really mean. I know the words in the middle......thumbup and happy (of couse I do ), but dont understand the form of the expression if you get what I mean. What does mean?I would like to know their meanings so that I can read with more clarity and also employ them in my post etc... (lol)
3 responses
• United States
16 Apr 08
You are reading via email, I take it. The "em" is html coding that tells the website what 'EM'oticon to use. In email it comes through as typed words...if you read via the site you will see the smileys not any coding. hth
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
17 Apr 08
Yes Rubies I was infact reading by mail. Come to think of it I have never taken note if the expressions change to the animated form of emocticons when I get on mylot after responding to the post with it. Thanks much for that mini lesson on coding. (lol)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
Wow! This is helpful. I didn't know [EM] stands for emoticon. That's very informative. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!
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@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
I'm not pretty sure but maybe these are commands so that it will bring our the expression we are trying to inject in our sentences. LOL. It's just me speakin' loud. I just hope I answered what was being asked for. Did I?
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
18 Apr 08
Wellto be frank no you did not entirely but rather gave support to other answers i received which is just as welcomed. thanks much. (lol)
@98765m (1019)
• India
16 Apr 08
It just means what is between those em and /em. I think em probably stands for emoticons. I heard that its a recently updated feature. It helps us to convey our meaning more easily and with more clarity. What that needs almost a sentence to convey ,can be conveyed easily by using an emoticon.So,it keeps the response more simpler. Cheers ! Good day to you Happy mylotting
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
17 Apr 08
Thanks very much for sharing 98765m. I am used to the emoticans as they appear in your comment but had no idea about the written form. Thanks for your input. It is so nice to have people who are willing to share. (lol)