luscious_purple: Baby blasting milk carton with death-ray vision (death-ray baby)
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I still can't crosspost to LJ because I still haven't accepted the new, evil TOS. I suppose I'll have to, eventually. But I have so much else to do this week.

I started my LJ in July 2003 and began this DW blog in March 2010. My crossposting between the two platforms was a bit spotty at first, and occasionally I posted to only one or the other because I was focusing whatever I was saying on someone who was on just one site. Since March 2010, though, I suspect that 99 percent of the content is crossposted.

If I start importing my LJ to DW, will the previously crossposted posts made after March 2010 be duplicated in DW, so that I have two copies of every post from 2010 on? How does the importing function handle entries that might be slightly different from DW to LJ? Would it be better to simply start a new DW account -- "luscious_archive," let's say -- and import the whole LJ shebang into it, and leave it as a record of my LJ activity?

I never did get lj_book to work at all. I'd like to back up my LJ as PDF copies of each entry on my external hard drive, but dang, that is one repetitive, lengthy, boring chore. And I don't have time for that chore. I have a feature article due early next week and a job interview on Thursday afternoon (at a place where I've already been turned down for three jobs over the last few years, but oh well), and I have very little money and I desperately need the cash from the writing job, and yeah, stress stress stress. Plus, I need to do some budget stuff for church, and oh, yeah, the congregation's search for a new settled minister is going to take just a bit longer because none of the candidates we wanted actually wanted us. *sigh*

Plus, I hear that DW's import function is swamped because of the latest LJ crisis. So, yeah, I'm not going to deal with it this week.

Date: 2017-04-12 11:45 am (UTC)
cz_unit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cz_unit
Take your time, focus on the money things. In the meantime I used ljArchive on Windows to back up my journal and most of the comments. It's pretty good.

Date: 2017-04-12 04:45 pm (UTC)
sporky_rat: A Dreamsheep dreaming of DW Support (_support)
From: [personal profile] sporky_rat
If I start importing my LJ to DW, will the previously crossposted posts made after March 2010 be duplicated in DW, so that I have two copies of every post from 2010 on?

Shouldn't. You'll have the new comments that showed up on your cross-posted entries (as OpenID names unless someone's claimed their OpenID here) but you shouldn't have duplicates unless you've edited the entry over there but not over here or something else like that.

(And I think it's still a thing where if you turn of JavaScript you can go in and import without agreeing to the TOS, but I don't know how long that'll last if it's still a thing.)

Date: 2017-04-15 02:03 pm (UTC)
cz_unit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cz_unit
Good to see it's swamped, It's been long past time to dump LJ already.

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