No, I'm not talking about anything that would require you to register or other give away your soul. Look at the bottom of this (and every other) post and you'll find a line called Reactions. It's followed by some boxes you can check to show how you've reacted to the post. That's it - you don't even need a #2 pencil, and you definitely don't have to worry about completely filling in the box or your vote will not be counted, or whatever. Just move your cursor over the box of your choice, and click. That's called "clicking on the box" in tech-speak.
This new Reactions feature allows each individual blogger (and boy are we a bunch of individuals) to set up their own categories. After much thought, I decided to Keep It Simple and use those universally-recognized thingies known as emoticons. Of course, I wanted to offer your, my dear readers, a full range of emotions to select from. I'm not going to skew the reactions by not giving a "negative choice, no sir, I can take it!
So, in the interest of clarity, here are the official definitions of Jan's emoticons which the elves hidden in the Inter-tubes will be tabulating, as soon as you guys start clicking away:
- :-D = Totally, screaming awesome!
- :-) = Neat-o, cool!
- :-] = Works for me!
- :-P = Phhhttttttbbbtttt. Try again, Jan!
Disclaimer: This new process is completely non-scientific, just for fun, and subject to change or disappearance without notice at any time. And if you don't like them apples, well, phhhtttttbbbtt.