August 28th, 2007

dogwig

August News

New Themes

We've just added 16 additional Expressive themes thanks to the designers at Vox. You can now also choose from Turntables, Draft, Subway or the Cityscapes of Houston, Philadelphia, Portland or Sydney.

To switch your theme, go to the Customize page and under the Look and Feel tab select Expressive as your layout. Then select the theme you want from the Theme dropdown menu.

New Security Settings

There's a new setting on the Viewing Options page that will let you choose the minimum security for all of your journal entries. That means that if you want to set all future entries in your entire journal or community to friends-only it's a simple change to the "Entry Security" option dropdown in the "Additional Privacy Options" section.

(Actually this isn't a new option, we just made it a whole lot easier to find. It used to be a command to execute via the console. Raise your hand if know what we're talking about when we say "the console".)

Note that this minimum security setting only applies when you first post; you can override the minimum security by going back and editing the security level on any individual post. The setting also won't retroactively change the security level on old posts. Paid and Permanent members can edit the security of multiple prior entries by using the Edit Journal Privacy tool.

We've also added an opt-out setting for virtual gifts. Paid members can choose to disable receiving all virtual gifts, or just of sponsored v-gifts. That setting is also found on the Viewing Options page.

Sponsored Content

We've got a brand new contest and sponsorship to announce! Click below to read all about it.

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Note to Paid Members

We're working to make sure that Paid members don't have to see Sponsored content (contests, communities, etc.) when they don't want to. We also don't want to block Paid members from participating in Sponsored content if they choose to participate. We wanted to let you know that we've heard your feedback and that we understand and share your concerns. Please bear with us while we test out ways that we can find the right balance that respects your choices.