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LiveJournal Major Notes: Scrapbook, Menu, Classifieds, Bunny treats

Thanks for providing such smart, detailed feedback on our new menu. We've already made several tweaks in response to your suggestions: We changed My Stuff to Profile; Userpics to Manage Userpics; Upload Photos to Upload to Scrapbook; and Statistics to Stats/My Guests. We hope to implement more of your changes in the near future. To show our appreciation for your help, Frank would like to thank your lucky stars! If you were born under a fire sign (Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius), howl out a fiery woot, and Frank will send you a mystery egg to celebrate your virtual birthday! This egg will open on Friday, April 2nd, to reveal a very special surprise!

Stuff you should know:

  • We hope you love our new header as much as we do (thanks again to ohterlus for creating our leafy design)! All non-Cyrillic users should now see the new header. We've already received a number of fantastic submissions for our next header design contest. You can continue to submit entries to remixed through March 31st. We'll post a poll in the newsletter so you can choose which one you'd like to see at the top of LiveJournal from mid-April to mid-May. The winner will receive a $25 LiveJournal gift certificate. All other participants will get a $5 gift certificate. You can submit as many entries as you like, but we'll only award one gift certificate per user. Thanks, again, for sharing your talent!
  • We'd love to get your suggestions for our next fundraiser at remixed. In the meantime, we hope you'll support Doctors without Borders by purchasing a charitable vgift. Not only will we donate all sales proceeds (we'll cover the credit card fees), but, if you receive $10 in vgifts during a two-month period, you'll get two months of paid account time.
  • If you're in the market to buy or sell a gently used ping-pong table, laptop, or Wonder Woman lava lamp, you can check out our new affiliate Classifieds section and start turning those old pocket watches into pocket change. You'll find Classifieds listed under LJ Extras in the LiveJournal menu.
  • We resolved the issue that was causing comment counts to increment improperly. For those of you whose comment count was mistakenly reset to zero, your counter should now reflect the correct number.
  • We fixed the issues with Scrapbook (including privacy settings for uploaded and/or edited images, character encoding in tags, and gallery navigation/sorting). Thanks for your patience.

A bonny bunny bonbon for our paid users!

If you have a paid or permanent account, you can send five free Sugary Bunnies through Monday, March 29th at 4pm, PST! You'll see both the free and the $0.99 bunnies displayed until they've hopped off to your friends. If you're not receiving vgifts (from friends and/or Frank), you can check your vgift settings by visiting Edit profile (under Profile) and scrolling down to the bottom of the page. May your happiness multiply like rabbits!

For our featured photo and more fun with Frank, we'll catch you under the cut!

Photos of the week

Congrats to cthonus, who won our 15th lj_photophile poll. Click here to vote for next week's photo of the week!

Dr. Fox trot

When we last joined Frank, he had just spied a wrapper in Dr. Fox's waste bin for a grilled vegetable and goat cheese sandwich, spurring him to confess: "You know, my mother worked on a dairy farm." Dr. Fox flapped her wings excitedly at this fruitful fodder. "Ach, your mozher, now vee are getting somevhere. ... Pleaze, pleaze, I vant you should continue!" What Frank didn't know was that Dr. Fox had actually planted said wrapper in said trash can with the express goal of inciting an emotional reaction.

"My mozher, I mean, my mother," Frank dabbed a hoof to his misty eyes, "milked herself to the bone to provide me with a better life. If not for her, I would have never matured into the old goat I am today."

"I zee, I zee. And vhat about your fazher?"

Frank cleared his gullet. "Could I maybe trouble you for some water?"

Dr. Fox waddled into the hallway with an empty bucket. Being a sleuthful sort, Frank seized the opportunity to inspect the doctor's desk. Mounted in a shiny gold frame was a picture of Dick Cheney squinting into a rifle beside Tony Blair, playing air guitar, and Putin, dressed in a judo gi. Beside this was a photo of an attractive cat in a white lab coat bearing the nametag Dr. Alliecat8. Next to that was a portrait of a debonaire red fox in an ebony trench coat pawing at none other than … Dr. Nan E. Goat!! Dazed, Frank slumped back in his chair.

When Dr. Fox returned with the water, Frank accosted her at once: "Who is that fox? How do you know Dr. Nan E. Goat? And what's all this nonsense about Blair, Putin, and Cheney?"

Dr. Fox clasped her wings on her desk. "Vell, I might as vell tell you. Zhe truzh iz Cheney iz a bad shot, but a big shot on medical malpractice caps. Zhe ozher two vere only zhere for zhe pheasant.”

"But what about Dr. Nan?"
"Vhat about Dr. Nan?"
"What are you doing with a picture of Dr. Nan?"
"Vhy do you care vhat I am doing vith a picture of Dr. Nan?"

This continued for quite some time until Dr. Fox finally broke the cycle. "It looks like our time iz up. Zo, zame time next veek?" Before Frank schedules another session, he'd like to know if there's anything YOU need to get off your chest. If you'd like some guidance and unconditional support from Dr. Fox and/or Frank, the couch is all yours. Spill it, and Frank'll send you an answer ... plus a hill of (jelly) beans.

Thanks, again, for joining us. We'll see you next week!
Tags: bunny treats, classifieds, feedback, menu, mystery eggs, scrapbook

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