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Header design contest, New Zealand charitable vgift

Frank and Meme took your advice and, after plenty of sleep, lime jello, steam, herbal tea, soup, and warm wishes, they both made a miraculous recovery! They're feeling so much better that they're currently planning a midnight expedition to search for aliens! They're dying to get your input on this issue. Tell them whether you believe there's advanced life in galaxies far, far away (a coordinating userpic is always welcome), and Frank'll send a UFO to keep you company (up through the first 10 pages of comments).

Header design contest

After many brutal hours of deliberation, we narrowed the headers down to 15 finalists. Please vote here to choose the header design that you'd like to appear on the top of LiveJournal during the month of March. We'll begin accepting entries for the next header design contest next week. As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we've decided to try out something new! We'll be inviting submissions on the general theme of health and healing in honor of our quirky new game, Sim Hospital. You're free to use any images you like from the game or choose your own original designs (i.e., you must be the owner of any artwork you enter). We'll accept entries up through Monday, March 21st, at 4PM, PDT. The winner will be awarded 2,500 LJ Tokens. Finalists will receive 1,000 LJ Tokens. All other participants will earn 500 LJ Tokens (a limit of one award per user). We thank you, again, for making LiveJournal your canvas!

New Zealand earthquake recovery

Thanks to a user suggestion, we've added a charitable vgift to fund earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. We'll donate 100% of the money we raise from the sale of this vgift to the New Zealand Red Cross, which is already on the ground providing emergency health care. Once again, we thank you for helping us make a difference.

Did you know ...?

We recently received a request from a contest finalist who wanted to know if we could send his/her LJ Tokens to another user. So we decided to take this opportunity to tell you how to give LJ Tokens to other users as gifts. LJ Tokens represent LiveJournal currency and can be purchased and transferred freely. While you cannot purchase LJ Tokens for another user, so long as you have LJ Tokens in your account, you are free to send them to other users in any increments you like. Here's how:
  • Visit the Tokens area of the Shop
  • Click the Send Tokens tab
  • Specify the number of Tokens you wish to send
  • Type in the username of the recipient
  • Click Send Tokens and your gift is on the way!

If you wish to stock up on LJ Tokens, visit the LJ Token area of the Gift Shop. You can buy 500 LJ Tokens for $5; 1,000 for $9; or 3,000 for $25. Happy giving!

For more fun with photos, Frank and Meme, and LJ_Scribe, we'll catch you under the cut!

Photos of the week

Congrats to sergey_sk78, who won our 56th lj_photophile poll! Click here to help choose the next photo of the week. We also invite you to vote in our themed photo contest on the subject of Colors. 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.

Welcome back, dear scribes

We received hundreds of brilliant entries for our second weekly writing contest. After considerable soul-searching, we selected 15 finalists for your review. In addition to the joy of sharing your well-turned phrases, the three authors with the most votes will each win 1,000 LJ Tokens. Finalists will receive 500 LJ Tokens (a limit of one award per user). For our next prompt, please craft no more than 100 words of poetry or prose in response to the following: "Underneath the starless skies, where the mud flats met the lake, sat a girl with wild eyes, burning with an old mistake." Be sure to post your submissions as entries, rather than comments, to lj_scribe up through Monday, February 28th, at 4PM, PDT. You'll find the +1 rating link under each post, so remember to check back and vote for your favorites!

Frank and Meme's excellent adventure

We received four terrific entries in our frankandmeme contest. Please vote here to choose the next official chapter in the Frank and Meme saga. Comment on the post and Frank'll send you a little something to brighten your day. 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!
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