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B.Y.O.B Gift-Away!

Tis' the season, as it is often said, to embrace our companions and reflect as another year comes to pass. Considering the LiveJournal family spans geographic and cultural borders the world over, recognizing all the subtleties and diversity of December celebrations can be a daunting task.

To that end, we here at LiveJournal U.S. invite you to join us in our celebration of December holidays at LJ's very first B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beliefs) Gift-Away! Bring out your favorite spirit of the season as we openly embrace the customs (or lack thereof) of the final month of the year. To get your chestnuts roasting, we're throwing special giveaways on both LJ and Facebook. Here are the details:

LiveJournal Writer's Block
When: Monday, December 12th to Friday, December 16th

Where: Writer's Block (found on the homepage)

What to do: Answer the Writer's Block question of the day. Your entry must be set to public.

Prizes: Everyday, we will award one lucky entry a $50 Amazon gift card.

Facebook Page
When: Monday, December 12th (12 pm PST) to Sunday, December 18th (11:59 pm PST)

Where: LJ's Facebook page

What to do: "Like us" (or continue to like us!) and submit an entry form on our Facebook giveaway app. [One entry maximum per user]

One (1) grand prize winner:

A brand new iPad 2!

And for the icing on the fruitcake-- all participants will receive a special holiday v-gift in their (secular) stocking!


*We're currently looking at changes to the site that would allow our editorial teams across the globe to cater promotions and content to specific regions. With this change, the door will be open for promotions of all kinds for all of our members.

While it's a less-than-perfect situation at the moment, I'm optimistic that these future changes will make promotional events more inclusive than ever before. We definitely understand your frustration and hope to improve the situation within the next few months.§


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Dec. 13th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
I have a question about the Writer's Block one. My minimum is set to friends only, so I have to go back and change submission entries to public after posting them, but I'm not seeing them show up in the answers list. Does it just not show us our own entries, or are mine not being seen at all?
Dec. 13th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
At one point, you might have opted out of allowing your entries to show up on WB. You can change it back by going to http://www.livejournal.com/admin/console and running the command "set latest_optout 0"
(no subject) - dustthouart - Dec. 13th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ljen - Dec. 13th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - zeitgeistic - Dec. 13th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ljen - Dec. 13th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - zeitgeistic - Dec. 14th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 13th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
No love for excluding the rest of the world. This is not MY idea of generous Christmas spirit
Dec. 13th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Why are the contests limited to US residents only? Non-US residents can still use Amazon Gift Cards? :O
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
That was my thought too! I can sort of understand the facebook contest being US only, as shipping is ridiculously expensive - but an Amazon gift card? It makes NO sense and just goes to exclude people.
(no subject) - forcryinoutloud - Dec. 15th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 14th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Okay, I can understand the facebook contest, but why on earth is the writer's block US only? After all, Amazon.com gift certificates can be sent world wide!
Dec. 14th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
To celebrate that the LiveJournal family spans geographic and cultural borders the world over you're having two contests open to US residents only.
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
well, that really says it all.
(no subject) - lady_of_clunn - Dec. 16th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - serpentinasnape - Dec. 16th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - lady_of_clunn - Dec. 16th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
only open to us users? my icon says it all!
Dec. 15th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
Let me get this straight: the iPad giveaway is only through Facebook?

I deleted my Facebook account because the mass-commercialism whoring was getting to be too much. So a prize, given 'by' livejournal can only be won through another website now?

After having a paid account here, for years, until I absolutely couldn't afford it anymore... I don't know... I guess I didn't expect you to try to drive me towards your competitors.
Dec. 15th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
Everything you just said is exactly what I was thinking.
Dec. 15th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
*sigh* Yet another US only contest. At the very least the writer's block one could be opened to EVERYONE considering amazon cards can be sent worldwide.
Dec. 15th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
if i don't live in the usa but do have friends/family who would not mind being sent anything i did win can i enter? think im going to try anyway....
Dec. 15th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
I have my Writer's Block entry set to public (I have to edit it after the fact, because my journal is set to friends-only), but it doesn't show up on the Writer's Block "Answers" page. Do I not qualify?
Dec. 15th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
We have to be able to read your entry on the Writer's Block page if you want to be considered for the contest.
(no subject) - selphish - Dec. 15th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ljen - Dec. 15th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - selphish - Dec. 15th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ljen - Dec. 15th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - selphish - Dec. 15th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - snogged - Dec. 16th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ljen - Dec. 16th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ljen - Dec. 15th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - selphish - Dec. 15th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 16th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Dec. 21st, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)

Have you posted the winners yet? When? Where? :D

Apr. 2nd, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
agreed, who won anyway?
Apr. 2nd, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)

Who were the WINNERS??!! :D

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