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Hi, I don't really know people over here or anything, or how this works - I know it's similar to LJ but I've been off LJ a while too and DW seems quite unfamiliar. How do we move stuff over here from LJ? Is there a way to get things we posted in communities? I don't know much about how either of these networks work but I'd like to save my work at least.

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littlemissnovel
Apr. 17th, 2017 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hey to help you to move entries from LJ to DW check this link to help you:

https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=127
clarahow
Apr. 17th, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
badly_knitted
Apr. 17th, 2017 09:49 pm (UTC)
This post should help for some things.

https://dw-news.dreamwidth.org/38065.html

Once you set up a journal on dreamwidth you can import your livejournal to there, but I don't think it's possible to import things posted to communities you don't own, so I'd advise downloading whatever you can find so you can re-post to your new journal.

Also, definitely claim your livejournal open i.d. - instructions for tat are in the post I gave you a link for.

Once your dreamwidth journal is set up, look at the top left, click on Home. On the Home page, hover over the Organise tap and go down the list until you find Import Content, then simply follow the instructions. There is a bit of a queue, but be patient, you'll get there in the end.

Good luck!
clarahow
Apr. 17th, 2017 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I did have a DW already because of some prompts and communities over there, so now I've been able to start the import process. There doesn't appear to be a way to import from anything else, but I suppose I can later try to do it with the community I created.

Are you moving? Also, do you know if we will need to delete everything from LJ after we move over (particularly slash and femslash)?
badly_knitted
Apr. 17th, 2017 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'm not moving as such, I already have a dreamwidth journal, have had since '09, but I created a separate account to import my LJ to, just so I wouldn't lose any of the comments or anything I'dd posted there.

Whether or not you delete your LJ after import is complete is up to you, but if you're going to, don't do it until after you claim your open i.d. from there, it'll allow you to manage your imported comments as your dreamwidth identity. Or something. Not sure I completely understand it, but it's a good thing according to the dreamwidth team, and I trust them a whole lot more than I trust LJ. If you're not a member of dw_maintenance and dw_news, subscribe to them, because they keep you bang up to date with anything going on with the site, planned maintenance, bug fixes, etc., and if anything goes weird after a code push, you can leave a comment and they'll get right on figuring out the problem, unlike LJ.

I'm not deleting my LJ, or anything on it (including slash). I'm not even going to stop posting there. It's been pointed out that Russia can't do much to anyone outside their shores other than delete their journal, and if that happens to me, I'm backed up elsewhere. I can't see them poking around every journal looking for things they don't approve of, I'm sure they're more concerned with their own citizens. the only thing I will do is switch from automatic payments. Eventually I might let my paid account lapse and go back to a basic unpaid one, but we'll see.
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