theljstaff (theljstaff) wrote in news,

Header design contest, Voiceposts, Charitable vgift

We're gearing up for an exciting new year at LiveJournal. We have lots of great projects in the works, and we look forward to telling you about them in the coming months! In the meantime, Frank is celebrating January birthdays this week. If you were born this month, tell him your birthday wish (a coordinating userpic is always welcome), and he'll send you over a bouquet of balloons to celebrate (up through the first 10 pages of comments).

Header design contest

Congratulations to spikaleido, who won our January header design contest. FYI: We disqualified the winning header upon learning that it was not an original design and violated copyright law. Remember, any designs or images you use in your submissions must always be your own! You can submit headers for the February contest up through Monday, January 24th, at 4PM, PDT, in remixed. The winner will receive 2,500 LJ Tokens. Finalists will be awarded 1,000 LJ Tokens. All other participants will get 500 LJ Tokens (a limit of one award per user). By the way, we just updated our contest guidelines, so please check out the Remixed profile page for details. We thank you for making LiveJournal your canvas!


We have heard that voiceposts are no longer cutting off at sixty seconds for Paid/Permanent users in Australia!

Spread some sunshine

We first learned about Randy when we asked his mom, vampirebites13, if she'd consider selling the design she'd submitted to our vgift contest back in December. She said she was delighted that we liked it so much, since her 13-year old son, Randy, had helped her eat the fresh-baked cookies featured in this vgift just a few days before he died. She told us a little about her son: "Within his first hour he had two severe seizures, and I was told he may never do the simplest of things like walk, talk, or even sit up - but Randy never gave up, and he never allowed what he couldn't do, or what he had trouble with the first time, stop him from doing anything." We were so moved that we asked her if she'd like to create another vgift to pay tribute to her son, benefiting a charity of her choice. She picked the Special Olympics, explaining: "They acknowledge that drive and determination that most people with disabilities have in abundance, they celebrate the differences in all of us, and they remind us that with a positive heart we can do anything that heart desires." We hope you'll help us honor Randy's life by sending this sunny vgift to your friends (we'll cover all the processing fees).

Meet Harry Otter!

If you have a paid or permanent account, you can send five free otters now until Monday, January 17th, at 4pm, PDT! You'll see both the free and the $0.99 otters displayed until they've swum off to your friends. If you're not receiving vgifts (from friends and/or Frank), you may have disabled them. To enable vgifts, visit Edit profile (under Profile), scroll down to the bottom of the page, and check your settings. Be sure to keep your otters in the swim!

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

Photos of the week

Congrats to fotodancer, who won our 50th lj_photophile poll! Click here to help choose the next photo of the week. We also invite you to submit entries on our next themed contest on the subject of Internet. 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

Congratulations to yamx, whose entry--A Much Superior Plan--has been voted the next official chapter in the Frank and Meme saga! We'll begin accepting entries for our next contest in frankandmeme. The winning author will receive 1,000 LJ Tokens. All other participants will get 500 LJ Tokens. On behalf of our quarreling darlings, we thank you for keeping the drama alive!

Thanks, again, for joining us. We'll see you next week!
Tags: charitable vgift, frank&meme, header design contest, lj_photophile, remixed, voicposts

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