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I don't WANT to leave LJ!

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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glowing_dragon
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:24 am (UTC)
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

matt1993
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
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).
glowing_dragon
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
The answer is yes to almost everything, I believe. If you have more than 15 userpics, it might not be the same, but don't quote me on that. Yes, I do mean the comments you got from other people on your entries. Your LJ friends will be imported as OpenID accounts.

Haven't tried it myself, but I would imagine it's possible to make more than one account on DW.
matt1993
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC)
Is there a site that you know for a fact has SOME option of having 116 or more userpics, even if I have to pay for it?

I'm afraid my journal is not going to be the same without at least MOST of this userpics... these userpics are also a part of who I am. In particular, the 8th anniversary of when I uploaded this one is coming up soon! :)


Everything that's going on is making me so sad... Every other time I've been worried about ANY online drama was a warm-up compared to this! :( :( :(
glowing_dragon
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:52 pm (UTC)
Not off the top of my head, no. Maybe InsaneJournal (which I haven't used in YEARS) or DeadJournal...

Of course your icons are part of who you are! I think most people would agree with you!

Yeah, all the world news and LJ news is making me sad, too. Not that it's drama as my icon would indicate!

At least my Photobucket pictures are now viewable again, so there's that!
matt1993
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:59 pm (UTC)
To me, it's drama because it's making me worried that people might hate me for not wanting to leave LJ entirely (and for initially not even wanting to back it up to DreamWidth or whatever). And the fact that there is no other site that will let me use ALL of my LJ userpics is making it worse...

I think what I need is some time (maybe a week or so) to calm down, post entries unrelated to the news (I just posted one now!), and generally just spend some time doing what I was doing before the apocalypse basically happened - then AFTER that, I'd start backing up my LJ if I still think I need to. Think I should do that or do you think we might not even have that long?
glowing_dragon
Apr. 11th, 2017 12:43 am (UTC)
I'm personally not worried about random people hating me for those things, but I can understand why you'd feel that way!

Hmm. I think that yes, you probably do need some time to calm down and collect your thoughts on the matter. I don't think it will affect people who don't post about Russian news, but who knows?
matt1993
Apr. 11th, 2017 01:26 am (UTC)
It might not affect my journal, but it's clearly affecting ME personally because it feels like most of the few LJ friends I had who hadn't already left LJ or become inactive on it are doing so now.

I think it might not stress me out so much if I were done with my trip through memory lane already, rather than just caught up all the way to March 2010. It's like I'm trapped in a distant past AND a distant future AT THE SAME TIME somehow! :(
glowing_dragon
Apr. 11th, 2017 02:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can understand that it's affecting you personally. That's okay. :)

Oh no! That's probably not a good feeling!
xina_belle
Apr. 11th, 2017 12:22 am (UTC)
Sorry to just jump into your thread, but if you do the paid Dreamwidth account you get I think 100 user pics available to you, and they also let you buy additional user pic packages (similar to buying extra LJ user pictures). I don't know if that is any help to you, but thought I'd mention :)
http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqcat=paidaccounts
matt1993
Apr. 11th, 2017 12:42 am (UTC)
My sister (pathvain_aelien) looked it up just now and told me that there's an option to have 200 or 250 or so userpics - if that's true, I have nothing to worry about because I have 116 regular ones and I can probably live with narrowing down my ideas for new ones down to 84 or 134.

Thanks :)
xina_belle
Apr. 11th, 2017 01:14 am (UTC)
That's good to know. I had no idea you could have so many, of course I barely am using the 100 my account has so that may be why I hadn't found that info *lol*. =)

You are welcome.

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