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Header design contest, vgift contest

We've got another header design contest for your appraisal. We also received some festive designs for our holiday vgift contest. Please keep the entries coming! As we plunge into a long weekend of carb-loading bliss, Frank is hoping to get your suggestions on what to prepare for his fifth Thanksgiving dinner with Meme. Inspire him with your favorite holiday dishes (a coordinating userpic is always welcome), and he'll send you scrumptious slice of pumpkin pie for dessert (up through the first 10 pages of comments).

Header design contest

Thanks, again, for your fantastic header entries! After much sweat and tears, the LiveJournal staff selected 15 finalists for your voting pleasure. Please take a moment and let us know which design you'd like to see on the top of LiveJournal in December! FYI: All entries that came in after the deadline will be automatically entered into the next contest. We thank you all for making LiveJournal your canvas!

Vgift design contest

We're still accepting entries for our holiday dessert vgift contest! We'll select 15 finalists and put it to a vote. All users will get to send the winning vgift to five friends. Entries will be accepted up through Monday, November 29th at 4PM, PST. The winner will get 2,500 LJ Tokens, and finalists will receive 1,000 LJ Tokens! Once more, the rules: Images should be 212 x 212 pixels, no more than 40kb if animated, in GIF or PNG format. Be sure the vgift shows an isolated object on a white or transparent background. We can't wait to see your stuff!

Did you know ...?

Today we'd like to talk to you about how to manage your journal and community settings so spammers don't come around. You can manage your privacy settings by clicking Account in the site header and selecting the Privacy tab. You'll see several options covering who can post comments to your journal: Everyone, all registered users, your friends, or nobody. In addition, you can choose whether you want to screen comments from everyone, anonymous users, non-friends, or non-friends with links. We highly recommend that you screen comments from non-friends with links. Lastly, you can set all new entries to everyone, just friends, or private to ensure there are no unwelcome surprises.

Once you've updated your personal journal settings, if you're a community maintainer, you can stay on that page, select your community's name from the drop-down menu at the top, and then click switch and do the same for the community comment settings. You can access membership and posting settings for your community by clicking on the Communities Manage tab in the nav bar and selecting the Settings link beside the name of the community. You can update your adult content warnings, choose whether your community offers open membership, join requests, or closed membership (by invitation only). In addition, you can decide who can post to your community: Anyone, members-only, or select members. We strongly recommend that you choose either of the last two moderation options (see image).

A final reminder: Whenever you encounter a spam entry in the moderation queue, please be sure to click Reject and mark as spam. You can then use the username hover menu and ban the user everywhere to protect yourself from further unwanted entries from that user. For more information, please see this FAQ. We'll be back next week with another fun tip!

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

Photos of the week

Congrats to mamontovich, who won our 45th lj_photophile poll! Click here to help choose the next photo of the week. We also invite you to vote on this week's themed poll on Crossings! 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 and Meme's Excellent Adventure

We've got three awesome entries for your reading enjoyment over at frankandmeme. We'll continue to accept entries for this month's fanfic contest at frankandmeme up through Monday, November 29th at noon, PST. The winning author gets 1,000 LJ Tokens, and all other participating writers receive 500 LJ Tokens. On behalf of our divine duo, we thank you for keeping the drama alive!

Thanks, again, for joining us. We'll see you next week!
Tags: frankandmeme, header design contest, photophile, privacy settings, security settings, spam, vgift contest

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