June 29th, 2010

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Shop payments, Homepage redesign, Community Directory, LiveJournal Remixed

Our heartfelt thanks for sharing so much MJ love last week and for lending your support to gulf_aid_now and PFlag. We hope you'll continue to bid on auction items and send those purple rhino vgifts, since charity doesn't end with a rainbow parade. Frank was so inspired that he took a much-needed break to whip up his signature toasted pants nachos. Now he's dying to find out what you do to escape from the workaday grind. Tell him how you keep those creative juices flowing, and he'll twirl you a spinning pinwheel!

Important stuff to know

  • Shop improvements: In response to user requests, we've added more payment methods. You can now purchase LJ Tokens using Amazon Payments, STi Prepaid Phone Cards, Pay By Cash, and more using our new Offerpal integration. Simply click the 'Use Offerpal' button on the LJ Tokens page, make your payment, and use your tokens to purchase in the LJ Shop.
  • Community Directory: We're thrilled to announce our new Community Directory, which helps you locate journals and communities that match your interests. If you'd like to suggest a community you maintain, click here and select the community from the "Work as community" drop-down menu. You can choose up to two categories (for instance, entertainment/fandom and books_writing/fan_fiction). Please note that communities must be youth-friendly (adult concepts are cool, but no graphic adult content). In addition, we only accept communities that include a clear title and description.
  • Homepage enhancements: No, you're not dreaming. We've added the following feature updates to keep you in the loop:
    • "Recent posts" shows a selection of recent entries from LiveJournal communities.
    • "Oh No They Didn't" shows popular entries from ohnotheydidnt.
    • "LiveJournal Major Notes" provides links to the last five news posts.
    • "Feature showcase" lists LiveJournal features and services.

LiveJournal, Remixed

We've added a splash of color to the community formerly known as LJNewsContests. remixed is the new home for LiveJournal creative contests. Moving forward, we'll be posting even more competitions (we'll keep sponsored competitions under a cut) and continue to run the LiveJournal header contests too. We'll keep the sponsored prizes interesting and give you the opportunity to vote for your favorite entries. Finalists and winners will receive LJ Tokens and get to see their designs on LiveJournal! All users are welcome to participate. You can check out our first redesign contest, sponsored by Rickshaw Bagworks, here. We look forward to seeing your artistic creations. P.S. You can continue to submit your original LiveJournal header designs for this month's contest until June 30th! We'll post a poll in the next newsletter so you can choose finalists.

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