is another way of representing the 'heart' or 'love' symbol, such as "I
boobs". One could certainly have even conveyed the ancient pageantry of pager code and written 143, which was the number of letters in each word of "I love you". But I think that's just a tangential digression of sorts, to answer your question, Cliff.
To get back on topic though, I never really thought you were gone at all, Keirazbabe. The KK Posse started up, and it was your idea, so I guess nothing really has changed.