Release 99

livejournal wrote in ru_news: http://ru-news.livejournal.com/28083.html
Translations available at Google and Microsoft

ljru_staff wrote in lj_ru_support: http://lj-ru-support.livejournal.com/674757.html
Translations available at Google and Microsoft

* Promo blocks are now available to a limited number of Cyrillic-services communities.
* The update page, which has been in public beta for three months, is now in wide release. It will still be possible to switch to the old version for a while.
* The account-creation process has been redesigned and simplified.
* There's a new journal style, Chameleon, with eleven standard themes.
* If you create a paid repost, you can specify the minimum amount of social capital a user must have to get paid for reposting your entry.
* The new About LiveJournal page has gone live. It's still available only in Russian, but I can't find it linked anywhere on the non-Russian homepage.
* Directory search has been fixed.
* Identity accounts will no longer be deleted for inactivity.
* Community owners and (moderators/maintainers?) will receive notification of a new entry in the moderation queue, and notification of a rejected entry.
* The chances of encountering the "Common Error" while uploading images to Scrapbook has been reduced. Not eliminated, but reduced.
* Fixed early birthday notifications
* The following sites were added to the whitelist that can use <iframe> embeds: http://clipclock.com, http://groztrk.net, http://pik-tv.com/online/dfm, http://kickstarter.com
I notified them immediately that the new feed does NOT update comment count on entries unless you reload the page, which kind of defeats the purpose of the scroll and up-to-top link. They said they'd pass it along as a bug. *shrugs*

Also, would it kill them to add things like ABC etc to their whitelist for video links? It's ridiculous to have an embed feature that only works for half of the stuff you link to.
Community owners and (moderators/maintainers?) will receive notification of a new entry in the moderation queue, and notification of a rejected entry. I think it's "maintainers" but I'm not 100% sure.