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It took four days (more than that if you count the time I spent putting it off), but I'm finally done fixing one of my longest and most cringeworthy entries ever! :D

Now I just have 449 to go... I hope there aren't many more that are as long as that one. Off the top of my head I can already think of 18 more entries that are going to take a while to fix. :(

I'm glad most of my entries aren't that long... I couldn't bear the thought of it taking another 4×449=1,796 days to fix all my entries. By July 5, 2023 (1,796 days from now) everyone probably will have left both LJ and DW and moved to a third website, and all my work would be for nothing. And every webcomic I ever read would be gone by then. :(

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pathvain_aelien
Aug. 5th, 2018 03:32 am (UTC)
Yay for progress, but you don't HAVE to do any fixing, you know.
matt1993
Aug. 5th, 2018 04:02 am (UTC)
I feel like I need to so that I can link to both the LJ and DW versions of my old entries if I need to and both versions will make sense... and so that if LJ (or my LJ) ever actually did go down (which no longer seems likely to happen anytime soon, but still...), I'll still have my entries and everything in them.

Edited at 2018-08-05 04:05 am (UTC)
padabutterfly
Aug. 5th, 2018 05:29 am (UTC)
Well done for the progress. :) Here is something in hope to make you smile. When I saw it, I thought of you and I felt the need to share it with you. Enjoy. ♥
matt1993
Aug. 5th, 2018 05:55 am (UTC)
Thanks :)

I'm at the house right now and have limited Internet here, so I'll watch the video when I'm back to the apartment. :)
padabutterfly
Aug. 5th, 2018 06:31 am (UTC)
You are welcome. No worries. I had to share it. You can watch it whenever you want. Please, tell me your thoughts when you did watch it. :)
matt1993
Aug. 6th, 2018 04:46 am (UTC)
I watched it now :) Cute!
padabutterfly
Aug. 6th, 2018 06:19 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! ♥
xxmadsenxx
Aug. 5th, 2018 05:42 am (UTC)

What are you doing to fix them?

matt1993
Aug. 5th, 2018 05:54 am (UTC)
A lot of things:

- In many of them there were broken images, especially since for a while I was hosting most of my images on a Google Site that was taken down in January 2015. I'd been meaning to get around to fixing those ever since then. I think I recently finally fixed the last of the images that became broken for that reason, but there have been broken images in my journal for other reasons as well. I know I won't be able to restore all of them but I want to restore all the ones I can.
- Wherever there's broken links or broken videos, I similarly replace those if at all possible.
- When I copied my entries to DW, no videos copied over correctly, no repost buttons copied over correctly, no entries had tags copied onto them correctly, some of the music tags on the entries are cut off at the end, etc. And whenever one of my LJ entries links to another entry or comment in my journal, I want the DW version of that entry to link to the DW version of that same entry/comment (so that my LJ friends can read my posts on LJ only if they want, and my DW friends can read my posts on DW only if they want). So a major part of this journey to fix all my entries is making sure they all look as presentable as possible on DW.
- If I can't fix a particular broken image/link/video for whatever reason, but I still remember what it was about or what it said, I'll edit the entry to at least include what I remember of it.
xxmadsenxx
Aug. 5th, 2018 06:35 am (UTC)

Man, that sounds like a lot of work! You're far less lazy than me lol.

matt1993
Aug. 5th, 2018 06:59 pm (UTC)
I just wish I was done with it all already... it's taken 11* months for me to get only almost 2/3 of the way done... :(

*More than that counting the time I spent on DW before I finally started trying to make my old entries look presentable there!
xxmadsenxx
Aug. 5th, 2018 09:12 pm (UTC)

Damn, that's a long time. Well, at least you're almost there.

matt1993
Aug. 6th, 2018 04:22 am (UTC)
I know :( If only DreamWidth's auto-import-from-LJ feature had copied more things over correctly, I'd be happier with how my life is going. :(
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