Alter your ego with custom userheads
If you're interested in shifting personas, custom userheads can jumpstart your transformation. Whether you feel like Batman, Mickey, or a ponytailed lass, you can purchase a custom userhead for 199 LJ Tokens or a $1.99 payment in the LiveJournal Gift Shop for yourself or for another user and enjoy a full year of use. Once you stock up, you can switch to another userhead whenever you like by visiting your Edit Profile page. Please be aware that whenever you switch, all of your posts (past and present) will be display your currently selected userhead. A final note: If you recently enabled Cyrillic services to purchase custom userheads, you can opt out and retain full access to this feature.
So long MSN LJ Messenger
After reviewing our stats, we've decided to cancel MSN LJ Messenger Service, as of September 28, 2010, due to lack of use. If you created a Live ID with MSN Messenger, it will continue to work with the desktop client and other services, but it will no longer work on LiveJournal. For those of you who used this service, we recommend you try out LJ Talk (also known as Jabber) to chat with your LiveJournal friends and post to your journal. We'll be discussing this feature in today's "Did you know...?" tip below.
Other stuff to know
Header design contest
Did you know ...?
|MSN LJ Messenger is gone, but the joy of chatting lives on. You can use LJ Talk (also known as Jabber) to instant message with your LiveJournal friends and post to your journal. While individual IM clients (such as Yahoo! and AIM) are not compatible with LJ Talk, multi-chat clients that let you integrate the above services into one chat bar, including Pandion, Pidgin and Trillian, will work with LJ Talk! (Pandion is extremely easy to implement.)
To activate LJ Talk, here's what you do:
Once you set up LJ Talk, any LiveJournal friend who has enabled LJ Talk will be automatically added to your contact list. You can also use this feature to post to your journal. To post an entry, address a message to "email@example.com" to Frank with the text "post: Your entry here." To add a subject line, use "post: [Subject line] Your entry here." For additional information, check out this FAQ.
For our featured photo and more fun with Frank & Meme (as told by LJ writers), we'll catch you under the cut!
Photos of the week
Congrats to libra_dragon, who won our 38th lj_photophile poll. Click here to vote for the next photo of the week. We also invite you to vote in our themed poll on the subject of "Delicious" this week. FYI: We pick entries for the polls based on a combination of comments, +1 ratings, and staff input. Winners of both polls receive 500 LJ Tokens. We thank you for sharing your talent with the global LiveJournal community.
Frank & Meme's Excellent Adventure
Congratulations to ladyofavalon77, whose submission--Spy Games--was voted the next official chapter in the Frank and Meme writing contest. You can start submitting entries for the next monthly contest to frankandmeme. The winning author receives 1,000 LJ Tokens. Other participants get 500 LJ Tokens. Thank you for keeping the drama alive!
Once again, we thank you for joining us. We'll see you next week!