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Katharine M Schommer said:
> Another question: when using a smiley at the end of a parenthetical
> remark, is another paren necessary? (this is an example :-) (this is
> another example :-)) I've seen it rendered both ways.
I usually type :), follow it with a space, and then put the parens (like
this :) ). One reason for this is that my response to something very
funny or pleasing is :))))).