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[personal profile] thorfinn
Okay. I'm officially dumping LiveJournal - my paid account there will not be renewed, and my Dreamwidth account is now a paid account.

Crossposting to LJ will still occur, and you can comment from your LJ account in my DW account using OpenID.

The prompt for this is that LJ has quietly broken the comment exporter, which I was using to back up comments. If I can't retain an offsite backup off my journal, I'm not interested in paying for the service.

There's a number of indicators that have demonstrated to me that the quality of the software engineering around the LJ codebase has deteriorated quietly for some time, this is simply the last straw on the camel's back.

Dreamwidth, on the other hand, has a great set of principles and a functioning, diverse, high quality, developer community.

If you're over on LJ, here's: A Guide To Dreamwidth for LiveJournal users.

Also, here's a list of Dreamwidth compatible clients.

I have a few invite codes for free accounts, so if you want one, drop me a comment over there. (ETA: All gone for the moment.)

(ETA2: You can just pay for one month if you can't find yourselve an invite code and want to start cheaply - see the Dreamwidth FAQ: What are paid accounts?)

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Date: 2009-08-25 05:11 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Simon would like a code as everyone seems to be moving over here now, so I'd like to make the jump.

But I get what you mean about the LJ service deteriorating further and further.

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Date: 2009-08-25 05:20 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hey, this works a lot better when you RTFOpenIDM.

I just sent you an email, but this works too. Like Simon says, lots of smart people are making the jump, and I'd like to think I'm smart. Sometimes.

I know what both of you mean about LJ going downhill too. It makes me sad, was my second crack at online journalling and so far, the longest-lasting.

Well, isn't this interesting.

Date: 2009-08-25 05:23 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For the record, my LJchat came back.

But it seems that all the cool kids are doing the Dreamwidth thing these days...

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Date: 2009-08-25 05:39 (UTC)
vatine: Generated with some CL code and a hand-designed blackletter font (Default)
From: [personal profile] vatine
How... wonderful. Seems as if ljdump ends up in a huge backtrace.

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Date: 2009-08-25 07:10 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd like one if there are any left - I'd be interested to see whether having an account will make this site less irritating than it's been for the last ten minutes and even though my LJ backups still provide all the comments.

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Date: 2009-08-25 09:04 (UTC)
hasimir: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hasimir
Thanks! :)

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Date: 2009-08-25 09:57 (UTC)
blithespirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blithespirit
I have spare Dreamwidth codes if any of your readers want one. :)

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Date: 2009-08-25 10:49 (UTC)
pir: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pir
I also have one spare invite code...

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Date: 2009-08-25 10:54 (UTC)
tyggerjai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tyggerjai
So here's a question. What's the easiest way to read my LJ friends list via my Dreamwidth Reading page? Can I "bulk import" them as rss feeds?

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Date: 2009-08-25 10:58 (UTC)
tyggerjai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tyggerjai
Though I guess I could make a single rss feed of my friends page, but I wonder how authentication and locking would work with that? Only one way to find out, I suppose....

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Date: 2009-08-25 16:01 (UTC)
tyggerjai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tyggerjai
How did you set that up? If I understand LJ correctly, I have to subscribe to each of my friends individually....

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Date: 2009-08-25 16:11 (UTC)
vatine: Generated with some CL code and a hand-designed blackletter font (Default)
From: [personal profile] vatine
As I understand it, you authenticate to LJ using your LJ credentials, then you can suck down the moral equivalent of your Friends page by RSS.

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Date: 2009-08-25 22:28 (UTC)
sweh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sweh
Crossposting to LJ will still occur, and you can comment from your LJ account in my DW account using OpenID.

No I can't, because work blocks dw but allows lj.

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Date: 2009-08-30 06:39 (UTC)
inspiral_rose: faery with red wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] inspiral_rose
Just for the record, although I'm also my LJ id here as backup and I cross-post from here, my DW account is this one.

Currently not cross-pollinating (IYKWIM) but you know who this is! -- R

PS: I also have invite codes.
Edited Date: 2009-08-30 06:39 (UTC)

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Date: 2009-09-02 01:04 (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
BTW, your visited link text is the same colour as your background it appears.

Welcome to The Good Place ;)


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