February 10th, 2011

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Community owners, Airport, Trains, LJ_Scribe, Free vgifts for Paid users

It's that romantic time of year when Frank fouls up his mission to find the perfect Valentine's present for his darling Meme. Forever in need of inspiration, he's hoping you'll make some creative suggestions. Send him your gift ideas (a coordinating userpic is always welcome), and he'll send you a comfy pair of granny panties to keep you in the mood for chocolate and ice cream (up through the first 10 pages of comments).

Update on community owners

We wanted to let you know that we ran into some unexpected issues when the script processed some communities. As a result, the script has been halted while we investigate and correct these issues. For now, communities remain locked in terms of adding maintainers and deleting/renaming communities. We'll be sure to keep you apprised of further updates right here.

Trains, planes, and automobiles (that was last week)

We're delighted to see thousands of you already playing Sim Hospital and Farm Frenzy. This week, we've added two new beta games to help you idle away the hours on LiveJournal! Check out Airport and launch your career as an aviation tycoon. If you've got a thing for railroads or the Wild West, mosey on down to Trains. You can check out all of our new games in the Game Center.

Introducing LJ_Scribe

We have so many awesome writers on LiveJournal that we decided it was time to try our hand at another creative contest to honor our talented logophiles. Each week, we'll give you a prompt and ask you to complete a short poem, a one-sentence story, a haiku, an obituary, a bumper sticker, a limerick (i.e., we'll keep it open). We'll choose weekly winners based on +1 ratings. The top three writers will receive 500 LJ Tokens. For our inaugural contest, we'll ask you to compose a riveting, one-sentence novella that begins as follows: "The undertaker smirked ..." Please post your entries (rather than comments) to lj_scribe. You'll find the +1 rating link under each post, so you can vote for your favorites! We look forward to reading your work.

Did you know?

We recently took an informal office poll and realized that most of us hadn't updated our interests in years. Keeping your interest list relevant is a great way to make and find friends on LiveJournal. Here's how to update your interests:

  • Visit your Edit Profile page.
  • Scroll down to the Interests section.
  • Add new interests by listing words or short phrases that describe your favorite hobbies and obsessions. Are you totally over your fascination with cupcakes or vampires? Be sure to delete the interests that no longer apply.
  • Remember to save your changes when you're done (on the bottom of the page).
Need an interest fuel injection? You can also update your interests by visiting any LiveJournal user's Profile page, scrolling down to Interests, and clicking the Modify yours link. Click the boxes beside the interests you'd like to add to your own Profile (be sure to save your changes when you're done). We look forward to learning more about what makes you tick!


If you have a paid or permanent account, you can send five free surprise gifts now until Monday, February 14th, at 4pm, PDT! These surprise gifts will open on February 14th. You'll see both the free and the $0.99 gifts displayed until you've delivered them 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. Enjoy!

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

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Thanks, again, for joining us. We'll see you next week!