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January 15th, 2017

Movement Away @ 02:53 pm

As some of you may or may not know, LJ is owned by a Russian news organization. In the last few months, all of LJ's servers have been moved within Russian borders. As a result of the risk of censorship or a Twit(ter) fit of pique causing availability issues, Quasar and I have relocated our blogs to Dreamwidth. We've enabled cross-posting, so everything we post there will appear here with backlinks. I'll continue reading my friends list here, she hasn't posted on her blog in over a year, so who knows what she'll do. ;-)

We were able to keep our LJ names, so here's our blogs:

The transfer process from LJ to DW is quite painless and pretty fast: create and verify your account, click on Help/Support, and the first entry was on importing from LJ to DW. You provide your name and password, select all the options, and it starts the transfer. Your LJ account is left intact: nothing is deleted. Both of our accounts are ten years old, I had almost 4,000 entries. It didn't take too long to finish. All comments came across with user names altered to show they were from LJ. I was quite happy with the end result. Apparently DW can also import from InsaneJournal, I've never blogged there, I assume the process is the same. The three platforms are based on the same code.

To enable cross-posting from DW to LJ, go to your Account Settings, Other Sites, and add your LJ information. You may want to set the Footer to Always to show people where you normally post from, you may or may not want to set the disable comments option. Personally I did not, though I did turn on the footer. I don't see any way to cross-post from LJ to DW.

There you have it. We'll hopefully see you in the summer!
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Date:January 15th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the update.

Yes, hopefully you two can return for 2017. We'd love to see you again.
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Date:January 19th, 2017 06:37 am (UTC)
just added you both at DW.


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