May 27th, 2010

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Header Design Winner, ONTD!

After a healthy dose of LJ-drama, we're pleased to announce the winner of our third monthly header design contest. We've also cooked up some tasty, purplicious userheads on ohnotheydidnt. Speaking of which, Frank was delighted to hear about your cooking foibles last week, since it helped ease his seasonal affective disorder, brought on by anti-climactic TV season finales. To comfort Frank in his time of need, he's hoping you'll share your own tales of media woe. Tell him which former television series you miss most, and he'll bake you up a luscious cupcake to sweeten your day!

And the winner is ...

We're thrilled to announce the winner of the third LiveJournal header design contest! Over 7,400 of you helped choose the design by mitashade. Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in this contest. We'll be sending LiveJournal gift certificates to one and all on Tuesday, June 1st. You may now begin posting entries to remixed for the next contest. In response to your requests, we've posted official rules along with LiveJournal logos and menu templates to the LJ News Contests Profile page, which should be used in all future submissions. We'll accept entries until Monday, June 21st at 3PM, PDT. We thank you, again, for sharing your passion and talent with the global LiveJournal community!

Important stuff to know

  • Purple reign: We've got an exciting announcement for all of you Oh no they didn't fans! ONTD members can now dress up in stylin' purple userheads! frank couldn't wait to show his love! To get yours now, sign into LiveJournal, visit ohnotheydidnt, click Rules & Info on the upper right corner, and then click Switch to ONTD userhead on the upper left side of the profile page. Remember, you MUST be a member of ONTD to get a purple userhead, which will color you purple wherever you roam. If you go through a blue period, you can always repeat these steps to switch back anytime.
  • Traveling light: We've cut the number of default entries on journals and communities from 20 to 10 entries. We expect this to decrease load times and improve site performance. To review or update your entries setting, click here.

Visit a decade of LiveJournal Russia!

We're thrilled to see a growing number of our Russian friends reading the news and submitting pictures to lj_photophile. To celebrate the unique cultural heritage of LiveJournal, we're pleased to announce the publication of По живому. 1999-2009., which roughly translates into something like LJ-Uncut (*we have yet to get a translation that doesn't include dramatic physical gestures and arched eyebrows*). This anthology marks the first decade of LiveJournal in Russia. No matter what language(s) you speak, you'll enjoy a scenic journey through ten years of original photos, humor, artwork, comic strips, and more from our Russian friends. Congratulations to our team in Moscow on a book well done!

For our featured photo and more fun with Frank & Meme, we'll catch you under the cut! Collapse )
Thanks again for joining us. We'll see you next week!