I have just updated my LMB^Box Smileys plugin to version 2.7! I just fixed/reworked the Smileys Convert code to fix any problems with the process of either the Smileys Tags or the Short Smileys Tags. Now your Short Smileys Tags don’t have to have any spaces either before or after the actual tag. The Smileys Convert code checks for an exact match of each word in the post/comment text to match any Smileys Tags or Short Smileys Tags. For more info, go here.