The History and Orgins List of TextBox Smiley and Faces 

What makes this a Textbox? Considering it’s only an eight with a period and a zero inside two brackets, It forms a box-like figurine with a face expression. Unlike traditional mainstream, smileys Textbox has a third eye in which the number eight makes for as well as representing the year it was first introduced.

First used and invented by LandRiders7th (LR7) on xat.com on May of 2008 as an alternative to express emotions in chat rooms. It began to be the figure that identified LR7 to prevent impersonators and false users at the time. It has reach sites like Myspace, Zwinky, and Facebook.

By 2010 it reached to other places like Skype, Google talk along with IRC channels, Linux related forms reached to games like Cube 2 SuaerBraten and Red Eclipse in 2012. TexItbox is Also the official Mascot of the Operating System Called L-Core in which it was first introduced in the first beta based on Linux Mint 11 release on October 5th of 2011.

Before Textbox, there was another smiley called helmet head. (|-\ First used in 2007 on Myspace, Xat, and wincustomize.com for the same reason textbox was used for but only its not a boxed character but a face figure that can be seen from sideways. It didn’t last as long and has been discontinued on September of 2011 due to lack of usage for expression.

Wow ───Such TextBox ───Very Random
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Lots Blocky───Much Lulz───So Doge [.-.]

Originally posted on facebook On January 26, 2014 came an Ascii Art Remix by replacing The Shiba Doge Face with the Textbox smiley.

A featured song about Textbox has been released on may 31, 2014

A preview First promoted on August 25th, 2016 named: It’s just a poke from the promotional track and Ascii cover for the Textbox Block Party Album Preview at Reverbnation that’s yet to be release sometime in 2017

Here are all the faces on the List.

  1. [8.0] – watching face
  2. [>.0] -wink
  3. [>.>] – looking right
  4. [>_0] – cold
  5. [v_v] – feeling down
  6. [8ᴗ0] – radiant
  7. [>ᴗ0] – wink with smile
  8. [^ᴗ^] – yummy
  9. [>ᴗ>] – looking right
  10. [>~©] –angry
  11. [vᴗv] – bright
  12. [8˽0] – grave
  13. [>˽0] – puzzled
  14. [=ᴗ-] – as expected
  15. [^~^] – delighted
  16. [8ᵕ0] – tolerant/forgiving
  17. [>ᵕ0] – consoling
  18. [8~0] – gloomy
  19. [8√0] – peering
  20. [8ꞈ0] – blur
  21. [^ꞈ^] – sulking
  22. [vꞈv] – moody/woeful
  23. [=ꞈ-] – whatever
  24. [>ꞈ>] – worried/
  25. [.ꞈ.] – needs attention
  26. [8ω0] – pleading
  27. ლ[8益0]ლ – Y U NO / pissed off
  28. [8؁0] < WTH?
  29. [“~”] – depressed
  30. [ㅂㅅㅁ] – vacant
  31. [8ㅎ0] – curious
  32. [%p°] – instructable/unreadable/mysterious
  33. [╯8益0]╯︵ ┻━┻) Flips Table – hostile
  34. [✿◕‿◕。] – cheerful
  35. [✿◠‿◠。] – joyous
  36. [`◕ȯ◕´] made by Anna Sleepyhead
  37. [ღ‿ღ] – blithe
  38. [♥ᴗ♥] – feeling loved
  39. [♡ᴗ♡] – leering
  40. [。♥‿♥。] – shy
  41. [♥︹♥] – heartbroken
  42. \[≧△≦]/ – annoyed
  43. ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿’̿̿̿̿̿’\̵͇̿̿\=[<_>] – Armed and confused
  44. [>_>] – you kidding me? / unpleasant
  45. ̿ ̿̿̿̿̿’̿’\̵͇̿̿\=[>︿<] – Armed
  46. └[8ᴥ0]┘ – doge
  47. [✿¬_¬。] – glazed/expressionless due to fatigue or confusion
  48. [>_>]-▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一 – 360 No scope
  49. [8﹏0] – shivering/nervous
  50. [>ᴗ<]-\m/ – Yah!!!!!!!

Any more textbox face ideas to add? please let us know and they will be added to the list.

Faces labeled by Carthnie Maratin

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