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22 March 2010 @ 10:09 am
In Which Your Obedient Serpent Clones His Journal  
Your Obedient Serpent finally found out how to import the entirety of his LiveJournal into DreamWidth, where all the Cool Kids seem to be going.

It's the whole shebang, too: journal entries, comments, tags, filters, everything except my ridiculous gallery of icons (DW maxes out at 15, which really is plenty; LJ allows me 202, and I have 82. Time to pick and choose!)

LJ-specific templates like the Writer's Block questions didn't make it through; I don't know if polls did, either, since I don't use them enough to pick a poll-entry out without slogging through pages and pages of archives.

I don't know if I'm going to shift my primary posting habits over there, but now that I don't have to abandon eight years of archives, that's become feasible.

Of course, DreamWidth makes it much easier to cross-post, so it does make sense to make my posts from hereDW rather than over therelj.

Tugrik - Modern Day Monocerostugrik on March 22nd, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
It looks like dreamwidth only accepts check for payment; no ccard, paypal or online service. Or am I just reading this wrong?

Do you use a free account there, or a paid one?
Your Obedient Serpent: Eye - VKathelind on March 22nd, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Free. The biggest reason I'm not just going to walk away from LJ is that Quel and I have lifetime accounts.

I think I have an invitation code, if you want one. Wow, remember when LJ was invite-only?
Tugrik - Modern Day Monocerostugrik on March 22nd, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
I've had a free Dreamworks account since forever... just never used it. Was considering importing my stuff there as per your post, just as a backup in case of Mass LJ Kersplody if nothing else. But since I'd be curious to have all my icons come over and such I thought maybe I'd buy a standard account, only to be stopped by the stone-age requirement of 'please snail mail a check, or, like, something.'
Moredenaladyringo on March 22nd, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
I remember when LJ was invitation only. That's how I got here. :)

Sad to see you leaving. I don't think there's anything wrong with LJ and, frankly, don't feel like paying for 2 journal services.
threegoldfish on March 22nd, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
They've been having some issues with their credit card processing company and should be rolling out a new one in the near future.
Tombfyretombfyre on March 22nd, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what's with this sudden migration over to that other service. Nothing appears wrong with this one. ^^()
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Tombfyretombfyre on March 22nd, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, that thing. Well aye, that was a boner of a move on their part.
Moredena: dignified moredenaladyringo on March 22nd, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, right, and it was an admitted mistake and it was fixed, so I am not sure why everybody is still all butthurt over it.
Tombfyretombfyre on March 22nd, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Yep, I didn't even notice it until it was already over.
Moredenaladyringo on March 22nd, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me neither really, until everybody and sundry decided "OMG! I'M LEAVING LJ!!@#1!!".

Then again, I have a paid account and I never click on ads. Not a problem. o_O
one in a billionsiege on March 23rd, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
It's not a single incident. It's the ongoing trend of doing something stupid about twice a year.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on March 22nd, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
I hope you stay readable over herelj because I'm somewhat reticent to go over thereDW and add Yet Another Website to my daily rounds.

At least, for now.

Still, I am keeping backups in case I ever have to jump ship- I've got a cron job sucking down my journal updates twice a month. I'm thinking about increasing the frequency to weekly.
Curious Coonhalfelf on March 22nd, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Leaving the lounge, and then leaving LJ? Do you just not like us anymore, or what? :)

That said, I have no interest, need, or desire to move over to DreamWidth at the moment. Sure, some of the stuff they've done here is sort of blah, but honestly, I can't be bothered to have any sort of anger over it. I'm getting tired of being angry at stupidity. It's everywhere, and won't stop.
KehzaFoxkfops on March 23rd, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I don't see myself leaving LJ right away either, and y'know... I really appreciate the whole "angry at stupidity" motif.

I find that I only have so much time in the day and being mad and frustrated are not filling it wisely!