I've seen various types of symbols and groups of symbols at the ends of certain messages and at the beginning. Not being the most computer literate person could someone explain these to me. Is there a hidden meaning or greeting of some sort intended by them? Here is an example of one I just saw at the bottom of a post I read. ><##))'< ~---------------^--^---^----^-----6=== If its a secret sort of computer handshake I would be interested in learning its meaning and the meaning of others I have seen so I can tell if someone is tellin me to kiss their butt, or they are just sayin HI. LOL! Bein the old fart that I am I have always preferred usein words to get my message accross. THANX!