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Okay, it's become ABUNDANTLY clear that EVERY community I've ever posted in on LJ is probably going to be gone by the end of the month, so this is definitely the best time (unless I can go back in time and do this several years ago...) for me to finally start creating a backup account on DreamWidth.


Dear owners/maintainers of _dreams_, add_me, asperger, corrupted_wish, goodbandnames, iwish, newfriends, omgrandom, randomthought, strongbademail, suggestions, synaesthesis, the_number_206, and even thequestionclub and ask_me_anything since I know I posted in at least one of those two (and also any community that I forgot I've posted in):

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMUNITIES UP AT LEAST UNTIL I HAVE EVERY ENTRY I POSTED IN THEM SAVED SOMEWHERE.

The sky is falling,
Matt1993


Before I create a DW account, though, I still have a few more questions:

- What happens to the userpics on my entries if I start having them be automatically copied over to DW before I upload the same userpics to DreamWidth? Will the keywords still be there so that if I upload userpics to DreamWidth with the same keywords, they'll show up where they're supposed to? (Does DW even use userpic keywords?)
- Can entries that are automatically transferred from LJ to DW be edited manually when they're on DreamWidth? Because I might have to if something in them doesn't get copied over.
- I want to backup my entries in my own journal AND my entries in LJ communities to DreamWidth so the latter won't be lost if when more communities I posted in disappear. I'm so desperate that I'll even copy every community entry over one by one if I have to (which I will have to for autism, anyway - via email notifications about comments on my entries there, because luckily I still have those), but is there any way to have that automatically be done? And if so, will the comments stay there?
- Which of the communities I mentioned do you think has the highest chance of being deleted anytime soon? That way I can start with those.

EDIT: Created my account on DW - my username is still matt1993. (Is there a way to link to a DW account from LJ or vice versa, like with the <lj> tag?) Anyway, I'm still setting up a lot of things on DW, but if I list you as a friend on LJ and I know your DreamWidth username, I added you there as well. If I didn't add you yet, then add me on DreamWidth and I'll add you back (if you have different LJ and DW usernames, tell me your DW username through LJ or vice versa). :)

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glowing_dragon
May. 14th, 2017 01:31 am (UTC)
Yay! I got an email notification this afternoon that you added me on DW! :D

Edit: You can set up cross-posting from DW to LJ, but since I did that years ago, I can't remember how to do it now.

Edited at 2017-05-14 01:32 am (UTC)
matt1993
May. 14th, 2017 01:42 am (UTC)
I know - I have it set up :)


I'm feeling pretty stressed out because there's still a lot I need to do if I want to make my DreamWidth journal look presentable, make it match my LJ as closely as possible, and/or have all of my community entries also be in it just in case those communities disappear like autism did recently, let alone all three.


I JUST got done editing both my LJ and DW profiles to reflect the fact that I'm now also on DW (and updating links to my LJ entries so that they go to LJ entries on my LJ profile and DW entries on my DW profile, just in case), but I still have a lot to do.


My to-do list right now:

- make http://matt1993.dreamwidth.org/278009.html a sticky post like its LJ counterpart (http://matt1993.livejournal.com/282623.html) is

- make sure that my LJ entries imported correctly

- manually copy over my entries from communities and their comments

And that's just what wasn't already on my huge to-do list. I'm never going to finish anything I started, am I? :(
glowing_dragon
May. 14th, 2017 01:45 am (UTC)
If you have enough free time to focus on just this project, you'll get it done! :)
matt1993
May. 14th, 2017 01:49 am (UTC)
I probably won't have enough free time, though - that's over a thousand entries to edit to fix broken images / broken videos / links that go to the LJ versions of entries instead of DW versions / etc. and add tags to again, and then probably at least a hundred community entries to MANUALLY copy over along with their comments... :(
glowing_dragon
May. 14th, 2017 02:02 am (UTC)
Yeah... I have a lot of free time, but even I would find that particular project daunting!
matt1993
May. 14th, 2017 02:10 am (UTC)
:(

Random question: On the bottom of my DreamWidth page, I see sections for "most popular tags" (which seem to be chosen entirely at random because, while some of my tags were copied over from LJ, none of them are currently used on the DW versions of any entries, so they all have 0 uses) and "active entries". What determines what tags or entries appear there?
glowing_dragon
May. 14th, 2017 02:19 am (UTC)
I have no idea about that. Sorry!

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If I had to pick six words to describe myself, I would panic and ask someone for help because I am so downright random and weird that there is no possible way to describe myself or my journal in only six words.

So here's a list of things you'll probably see in this journal, in no particular order:
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- Posts about my worrying about being disliked for any number of reasons
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- Backups of my posts on Miiverse now that Miiverse is discontinued... so if you want to know what some random guy was saying about New Super Mario Bros. U or Nintendo Land five years ago, this is the journal for you :P
- Quizzes and surveys and such
- References to random things I'm obsessed with
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- LiveJournal (obviously)
- Looking back at things that were made years ago... old posts on LJ, etc.
- Math
- Weird dreams
- Video games (mostly Mario, Super Smash Bros., Kid Icarus, and Chip's Challenge)
- Video game music
- Homestar Runner
- Enya, my favorite singer and biggest celebrity crush
- Too many comics/webcomics to name... Garfield, mezzacotta, Terror Island, and Circle Versus Square might be the ones I'm the MOST obsessed with though. Oh, and Super Mario Maker Crash Course - that counts as a comic, right? It certainly counts as something I'm obsessed with :P
- Speaking of Super Mario Maker Crash Course, my biggest *fictional* crush is Mary O. Yes, I have a crush on the guide to a video game MANUAL. I'm so weird...


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