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September 3, 2011 at 11:51pm
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September 1, 2011 at 9:14pm
September 1, 2011 at 9:09pm
Celebrating *11* Years of Writing.Com!
| Celebrating *11* Years of Writing.Com:
Giveaways, Contests, & More!
Writing.Com is eleven years old!
Starting today, September 1st and continuing through the 7th, we are hosting a huge celebration throughout the community. We are holding themed contests, running birthday activities, releasing new "things" and giving away millions of Gift Points! Creativity and inspiration await you, so jump right in and get started!
"Writing.Com Party Central 2012!"
For complete and current celebration details about the contests, activities and special releases during the first seven days of September, you will want to visit "Writing.Com Party Central 2012!" . This page is bursting with things to do, reasons to write and rewards for reviews. It lists all of our official festivities, plus many member-run activities! Each day, we will also release something new for the community and it will be posted in "Writing.Com Party Central 2012!" first! So be sure to add this item to your favorites so you can see as soon as it is updated!
Giving Away Millions of Gift Points!
During our week long celebration for our 11th birthday, we will be giving away millions of Gift Points! From the Writing.Com contests to daily rewards to the review mixer, there are plenty of ways for you to score loads of Gift Points. You will even get 1,100 Gift Points per day just for logging in. And don't forget about all of the member-run birthday contests and activities that we have highlighted in "Writing.Com Party Central 2012!" !
Gift Points for RAOK!
In honor of our birthday, we're raising Gift Points for "RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group" with our "Gift Points for RAOK" special. When you buy Gift Points between September 1st and 7th, a percentage of your Gift Point purchase will be matched and donated directly to RAOK in your name. Check out our Shop for more! Gift Points in the Shop
10% Back in Gift Points For Orders in "The Writing.Com Shop"
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2011, we will give back to you 10% of your order's total in Gift Points! Purchase a one-year Premium membership at the regular price and you will receive 139,950 in Gift Points. Buy a 3-month Upgraded membership, and you'll receive 19,950 back in Gift Points. Buy 1 million Gift Points, and you'll receive an extra 100,000! And if you order tangible items like mugs, t-shirts, journals and more, we'll even include your shipping in that 10% back. We're that excited to be turning 11! Please note that we'll be processing the 10% back in GPs by hand, so please be patient -- we'll get them to you ASAP!
We want to sincerely thank everyone for making this site such a creative and inspirational success. It's been a wonderful 11 years for us, and we are excited to see what the next eleven years (and beyond!) holds in store for this incredible community.
A special thanks goes out to our Moderators, Senior Mods and Diane for their dedication to and support of our members. Another thank you is extended to our Preferred Authors for their participation and activity throughout Writing.Com. And a big huge thank you to ALL of our members for making this the best online writing community around! We couldn't imagine a better environment in which to spend our time.
Be sure to head over to "Writing.Com Party Central 2012!" to get started with our celebration... you won't want to miss a thing!
Enjoy and HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF US!
The StoryMistress and The StoryMaster
August 31, 2011 at 9:19pm
August 15, 2011 at 4:20pm
[BETA] IM System Update!
I've just turned on an update to the Instant Message system that changes the notification when you receive a new IM. In the past, when you a new IM came in, the entire IM console would open and then pop open your IM.
With this update, if your IM console is not open, IM's will be announced via an on-page notification that you have one or more new IMs. In addition, the icon will have a red number to the right of it indicating how many new IMs are waiting for you.
We hope this alleviates some of the issues pop-up blockers are causing with IMs and makes it easier for you to communicate with each other.
Feedback is appreciated, I'd love to hear how it is or is not working.
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