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Apr. 11th, 2017 09:54 pm
rushthatspeaks: (our lady of the sorrows)
[personal profile] rushthatspeaks
Well. This is the first entry I haven't crossposted. It feels very odd.

If I haven't got you friended over here, it's entirely my own fault, and it's because baby. Please ping me in the comments to this entry-- I'll try to do as much crossmatching from Livejournal as I can before I delete over there, but I don't want to miss anybody if I can possibly help it.

I was using DW as a de facto backup for LJ. Now that that isn't a thing, does anyone have recommendations for software to back up DW? Critical things: must include comments, must be relatively easy to use, must produce backup in a format that is searchable (even if that search turns out to be grepping text for keywords).

I have seen the death of LJ on the horizon for some while, but I didn't know it was going to be so quick and so sudden. It does hurt. I've been there since before graduating college, and it saw me through graduation, marriage, the start of career-building, major moves, several extremely important life decisions, and the birth of a child. I met two separate partners on there, really cemented the relationship with another in ways that helped lead us to being together now, and have made friends and adopted family that I devoutly hope I never lose. I know online communities do fade eventually, but due to timing this is the first one that has collapsed from under me.

Well. I'm so glad so many of you are here, now, and I am so glad that even people who aren't moving here are deleting over there, because it may become harder to communicate but at least I feel that my queer back is being watched.

Omnia mutantur, nihil terret. Or so I have always hoped.

Date: 2017-04-12 03:38 am (UTC)
firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
From: [personal profile] firecat
ping (but no pressure to subscribe)

Date: 2017-04-12 04:07 am (UTC)
athenais: (Default)
From: [personal profile] athenais
Really glad you're here. It was very hard to leave LJ, I've never felt so sad about an online place imploding. But christ no, I couldn't be there under these latest changes even as a ghost. Two people I've been reading for years are adamant about staying. I thought I knew them. :(

Date: 2017-04-12 04:12 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (hands full of light and water (roxicons))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I'm a lurker here and you don't know me from LJ (and while you're welcome to subscribe, I absolutely do not expect it), but I just want to wish you luck settling in here. It's hard. But here is a good place too, and I hope you come to feel at home.

(I've considered DW my online home and LJ the backup for several years now, and I still truly miss the good times of LJ, so I have a lot of sympathy for it being a painful experience. :/ )

Date: 2017-04-12 04:39 am (UTC)
asakiyume: (aquaman is sad)
From: [personal profile] asakiyume
I've been in long, slow mourning for LJ for a while now, and although this death blow has really hurt, it's also almost a relief to know how the end comes. It comes like this. But still, it does hurt ... And I'm not quite gone from there, because there are people I care about who are only there...

Date: 2017-04-12 06:27 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Omnia mutantur, nihil terret. Or so I have always hoped.

More people than I had thought are moving. I'm not sure it's home yet to many of them (including me), but I had prepared to lose many more individual connections than looks to be the case. That's good; I'm still mourning the community. I hope Dreamwidth will be as international and eclectic and conversational. I'm glad you're here on the other side of the collapse.

Date: 2017-04-12 07:18 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
I was using DW as a de facto backup for LJ. Now that that isn't a thing, does anyone have recommendations for software to back up DW?

This is an excellent question. Dreamwidth has a month-by-month export tool so there's that if nothing else. Now is also a good time to leave a comment on this suggestion for a better backup tool asking that it be reconsidered now that Dreamwidth is a primary data host for so many people.

Date: 2017-04-12 07:27 am (UTC)
makamu: (fanfic is by boji)
From: [personal profile] makamu
Thank you for linking to the export tool and the suggestions thread, [personal profile] rosefox. Both of those are very helpful :)

Date: 2017-04-12 07:31 am (UTC)
rosefox: Origami boxes. (gift)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Glad to help. :) I've asked my partner [personal profile] xtina, who is an automation wizard, whether it's possible to automate the month-by-month exports, and will report back.

Date: 2017-04-12 07:38 am (UTC)
makamu: (rebel withut a cause by setenthet)
From: [personal profile] makamu
I, for one, am eagerly awaiting your answer :)

Date: 2017-04-13 12:03 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
LJDump works for Dreamwidth, apparently:

Date: 2017-04-13 04:08 am (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Thank you (and [personal profile] xtina)!

Date: 2017-04-13 10:00 am (UTC)
makamu: (favourite Tolkien quote by brouhaha)
From: [personal profile] makamu
Thanks for the link!

Date: 2017-04-12 07:37 am (UTC)
makamu: (fanfic is by boji)
From: [personal profile] makamu
Same here. After deleting my LJ three days ago, I have been walking around with a phantom limb of sorts. I have not been very active these part two years, but LJ and LJ fandom have been a huge part of my life growing up and I just missed it.

Painful though the jolt has been, the loss of LJ and the circumstances of that loss especially have made me more energised to support Dreamwidth and fandom on DW. Until the end of the month that means getting a paid account and actually commenting, rather than just reading. Mid-term goals include finding ways to set up DW as my primary fandom base (even though my current main fandom is mostly on Tumblr). And the long term goal involves me wanting to learn some coding anyway, so I might as well learn whatever language DW uses and offer my services...

Ambitious, me? Nah. :)

Date: 2017-04-12 08:22 am (UTC)
rydra_wong: "dreamwidth" on red/pink clouds (dreamwidth -- clouds)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
And the long term goal involves me wanting to learn some coding anyway, so I might as well learn whatever language DW uses and offer my services...

I have not done this myself (my volunteering is Anti-Spam), but I know DW are super-keen on "grow your own developers", and will hand-hold and support anyone who wants to learn:
[site community profile] dw_dev_training

And they provide Dreamhack, a "hosted development sandbox environment" which is free for anyone who wants to work on the code:

Date: 2017-04-12 08:29 am (UTC)
makamu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] makamu
This is really useful - thanks, [personal profile] rydra_wong

Date: 2017-04-12 09:40 am (UTC)
shewhomust: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shewhomust
Still new enough here that I'm struggling with terminology, but I *think* that I have friended you rather than vice versa - and good question re. backup!

Date: 2017-04-12 10:51 am (UTC)
tiger_spot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tiger_spot
Hullo. I am mid-transition myself.

Date: 2017-04-12 02:48 pm (UTC)
zxhrue: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zxhrue
::ping:: I find that I am already subscribed from sometime earlier time. same as the other place, no posts, just comments, so no need to subscribe back.


Date: 2017-04-12 04:05 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer

(This account is the equivalent to my LJ -- the account with the same name as the LJ is actually a separate journal for poetry and translations.) (Yes, I could have made this easier by just buying a couple renaming tokens already.)

Date: 2017-04-13 04:09 am (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
(I wondered a bit about the choice to keep them distinct, though it does make sense.)

Date: 2017-04-12 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] oh6
Hello, total stranger here, found your LJ through a mention of The Pollinators of Eden, greatly enjoyed the many, many, fascinating discussions of Florence and other places, and your year-long book review project. Anyway, thanks, and hope DW works out for you.

Date: 2017-04-12 11:08 pm (UTC)
dewline: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dewline

Date: 2017-04-13 12:31 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: mirror reflection of 1/3 of my head, creating a central third eye, a heart shaped face, and a super-pucker mouth (Default)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Glad to see you here!

Date: 2017-04-14 04:07 pm (UTC)
carbonel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] carbonel
I'm in the process of moving over from LJ to DW. I activated the DW import tool, but nothing has shown up yet. I'm hoping that's just because of the long queue; I would be nervous about trying some other method while that's pending.

I suppose the final step will be to subscribe to all the RSS feeds I'm currently reading via LJ.

Random question: I'm not receiving notification of people who give access/subscribe to my DW. I'm pretty sure I had that set up to happen. I know DW has the right e-mail address, because I receive comment notifications. Any idea where I should be fixing that?

Date: 2017-04-22 09:54 pm (UTC)
ashnistrike: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ashnistrike
Yeah, this hurts more than I expected. I expected a whimper not a bang, you know?

FWIW, I don't think you have us friended here?



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