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April 9th, 2017

I don't WANT to leave LJ! @ 10:00 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: upset

Now that I know a lot of people are leaving LJ and moving to DreamWidth now, I feel the need to make a probably incoherent ramble about how I really don't want to have to move to DreamWidth, or even create a backup journal on DreamWidth just because everyone else is. (Unless there's a way to transfer ALL of my old entries and ALL of the comments on them there, because I'm a nostalgic guy who likes having a LJ because I get to look back at old entries and comments from several years ago and DO NOT want to lose that, especially not while I'm still not done with my trip through memory lane / catching up on things I'd went on a hiatus from checking) So if you're moving to DreamWidth or another site, PLEASE don't leave LJ entirely, okay?

This is making me so sad... In 2015 or so, LJ was already a lot less active than it used to be - now it feels like everyone who hasn't already left is leaving! :(

 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:April 10th, 2017 03:39 am (UTC)
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I'm not leaving. And you don't have to worry about your LJ being taken down, because it looks like the only ones that could possibly have that happen are ones that are criticizing the Russian government or posting political things (actual political things, like gay rights stuff, etc). You don't do any of those things. But there's no harm in opening a DreamWidth account to stay in touch with people who DO choose to leave. :)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:April 10th, 2017 03:48 am (UTC)
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Helpful stuff:

"Of course, concerns about the TOS come with some caveats. The terms don’t apply to permanent, paid accounts, so some of the platform’s most popular users – who would otherwise be in danger from the 3,000 viewers rule – don’t have to worry yet. In addition, realistically, these changes are aimed primarily at Russian users. LiveJournal is one of the country’s most popular blogging platforms, and Vladimir Putin faces an upcoming election in March of 2018. Given that timing, this certainly seems like the beginning of a domestic pre-election political crackdown, rather than any sort of international censorship effort."

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From:matt1993
Date:April 10th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Except they renamed the account types - my Paid account is now a "Professional package of service" or something.
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:April 10th, 2017 04:24 am (UTC)
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Let me check my DreamWidth... yes, you CAN transfer all your entries and comments! You can even set it to cross-post on both sites if you want.

https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=127

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From:matt1993
Date:April 10th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
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But will they still have the same timestamps? Tags? Moods? Music tags? Location tags? Images? Repost buttons? Videos? Userpics? Friends-only status? Custom friends groups? By transferring comments, do you mean the comments I've received from other people on my entries?

And is it possible to make more than one account on DW? I've been wanting to start a separate dream journal on LJ for a long time - now that the apocalypse essentially happened, that will mean eventually having two accounts on LJ (regular and dream journal) AND backups of the same two LJs on DreamWidth (or whatever).
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From:livejournal
Date:April 10th, 2017 05:25 am (UTC)
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Hello! Your entry got to top-25 of the most popular entries in LiveJournal!
Learn more about LiveJournal Ratings in FAQ.
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From:cactus_rs
Date:April 10th, 2017 06:11 am (UTC)
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The reason everyone is moving to DW is because you can easily import your journal (including comments) and keep it as a backup over there. The only thing you lose are the photos and videos (and I guess voice entries?) that you've uploaded to LJ.
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From:finderbreamish
Date:April 10th, 2017 06:40 am (UTC)
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Like it
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From:dis0414
Date:April 10th, 2017 07:55 am (UTC)
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Hi~ I saw this entry on my lj homepage and I just wanna say that there's a way for you to transfer/import your lj entries and comments into dreamwidth.

https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=127
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From:capsulecookie
Date:April 10th, 2017 09:24 am (UTC)
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Wow.............
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From:minervas_eule
Date:April 10th, 2017 09:59 am (UTC)
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You can indeed import all your years of old posts with all the comments that go with them onto DW. I did it last week as well and I am also one who loves to read my old "diary" from years ago. The tags also come along...
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From:hudebnik
Date:April 10th, 2017 10:55 am (UTC)
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Yes, there's a way to transfer ALL of your old entries and ALL of the comments on them, with their dates. The queue is backed up right now, so it takes a couple of days running in the background, but it's fairly straightforward: you give DW your LJ password so it can log in as you, start the transfer job, log out, and you'll get periodic inbox messages about the job's progress while continuing to use LJ and/or DW as usual.
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From:plicease
Date:April 10th, 2017 11:42 am (UTC)

drive by comment

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Just fyi, you can import all of your entries and all comments from LJ to DW.

(I apologize for the drive by comment, just wanted give you the info, I know a lot of people who don't want to migrate).
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From:carnivalnights
Date:April 10th, 2017 12:22 pm (UTC)
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I feel ya on this. I'm so nostalgic. Even though I rarely use LJ anymore, the thought of leaving and never coming back, ever, is disheartening... especially when some of us are still here.
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From:topum
Date:April 10th, 2017 02:31 pm (UTC)
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I am staying. I don't think we, a tiny minority of international users have much to worry about with the last changes. Also, I do not think I will be punishing LJ or Putin or taking any meaningful stand by leaving. And I will be posting photos of London Pride and not marking them 'adult' as I always have. And if I fall victim of Putin's evil regime and censorship, then be it. That would be going with a bang (and I will have a story to tell) rather than fading away into oblivion on DW , haha.

Edited at 2017-04-11 12:01 am (UTC)
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From:diello
Date:April 10th, 2017 02:52 pm (UTC)
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I backed up my LJ to DW, and it brought over everything, including locked entries and comments. Only things it didn't do was profile info and icons (so save those). And I really don't want to leave LJ either, but I might have to, since they're already banning users for political and LGBT+ entries. Though I doubt Putin is going to pay too much attention to journals that have under 3k followers.
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From:mlknchz
Date:April 10th, 2017 03:17 pm (UTC)
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No one wants to, but many people believe that they cannot, in good conscience, agree to follow "the laws of the Russian Federation" which seriously curtail free speech.

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!