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When I first imported over from LJ, I "subscribed" to a lot of LJs I'd been following because I thought that was how they and/or their Dreamwidth counterpart would feed onto my Reading page. This was mistaken. By the time I realized I need to subscribe/request access to Dreamwidth journals, I had moved on from the project, and since then it has sat on my To Do list with other things I don't think I'll get to until Providence gives me back the eighteen hours a week I spend riding the bus right now. So if you're a mutual on any other platform and/or formerly LJ but I haven't accessed you yet here it's not because I don't mean to.

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Apr. 18th, 2017 12:00 pm
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I thought I was going to finalize my move from LJ to DW* over the weekend, but the combination of the Doctor Who season premiere and an unusual amount of stairs and stooping on Saturday wiped me out. Next weekend then.

*I should be able to refer to Dreamwidth as "DW" without confusing anyone because I never call Doctor Who that.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where I am also scarfman, and will continue to be scarfman when I am no longer scarfman here.
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I thought I was going to finalize my move from LJ to DW* over the weekend, but the combination of the Doctor Who season premiere and an unusual amount of stairs and stooping on Saturday wiped me out. Next weekend then.

*I should be able to refer to Dreamwidth as "DW" without confusing anyone because I never call Doctor Who that.
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My entries finished importing to Dreamwidth Monday and my comments finished Tuesday, an hour ago according to the status page. I'm posting this to cap the import story and to test the crosspost to LJ I just set up. I still intend to delete my LJ on principle (see my first entry on the new TOC), but first I'll import the entries and any comments from since I started the first import, which shouldn't take nearly as long as there'll be only a week of'em and mostly Twitter mirror posts. If Dreamwidth does Twitter mirror posts I haven't figured it out yet. I haven't decided whether I'll still do Friday morning Hero of Three Faces and Creative Process posts; we'll all find out together the first Friday I no longer have an LJ. I haven't figured out whether DW limits tags on unpaid accounts like LJ does.

I suppose before I delete my LJ I better search DW for everyone on my LJ friendslist who has the same username over here. Two of you already subscribed to me - thanks. One of you I expect to friend at Facebook now, because I only never did before because your Facebook is primarily LJ crossposting.

I think I've decided not to import qtrhorserider's LJ before deleting it. Surely anyone who'd have a serious disagreement with that would have had reason to contact me on some other important matter sometime over the past two years, eight months and one day.
Edit That calculation was incorrect. For most of my life when I've done this trick I've been counting days (actually, usually to the hour) from the day of my marriage, and this time I counted from the tenth of the month when it ought to have been the seventeenth. It ought've been two years, seven months and twenty-four days.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where I am also scarfman, and will continue to be scarfman when I am no longer scarfman here.
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My entries finished importing to Dreamwidth Monday and my comments finished Tuesday, an hour ago according to the status page. I'm posting this to cap the import story and to test the crosspost to LJ I just set up. I still intend to delete my LJ on principle (see my first entry on the new TOC), but first I'll import the entries and any comments from since I started the first import, which shouldn't take nearly as long as there'll be only a week of'em and mostly Twitter mirror posts. If Dreamwidth does Twitter mirror posts I haven't figured it out yet. I haven't decided whether I'll still do Friday morning Hero of Three Faces and Creative Process posts; we'll all find out together the first Friday I no longer have an LJ. I haven't figured out whether DW limits tags on unpaid accounts like LJ does.

I suppose before I delete my LJ I better search DW for everyone on my LJ friendslist who has the same username over here. Two of you already subscribed to me - thanks. One of you I expect to friend at Facebook now, because I only never did before because your Facebook is primarily LJ crossposting.

I think I've decided not to import qtrhorserider's LJ before deleting it. Surely anyone who'd have a serious disagreement with that would have had reason to contact me on some other important matter sometime over the past two years, eight months and one day.
Edit That calculation was incorrect. For most of my life when I've done this trick I've been counting days (actually, usually to the hour) from the day of my marriage, and this time I counted from the tenth of the month when it ought to have been the seventeenth. It ought've been two years, seven months and twenty-four days.

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Apr. 10th, 2017 12:00 pm
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I started my LiveJournal-to-Dreamwidth import at 22:00 Saturday. Now. at about 14:30 Sunday, the status page is reporting six of the eight categories of imported elements were “successfully finished” instantly or almost, Journal Entries have been waiting in the queue for sixteen hours, and Journal Comments is waiting for Entries to finish. I saw commentary on Tumblr linking to a page where Dreamwidth says if there's as much as 1000 in the queue it can take more'n two days. There's prolly even more'n that in the queue now, cuz that’ll be everyone who like me made the decision this week but decided to wait till the weekend.

I've decided not to be surprised if this takes a week. Then of course I'll have to import this week's LJ entries before the operation's actually complete. So This Isn't Goodbye.

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Apr. 8th, 2017 12:00 pm
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I plan to do my export overnight, cuz I hear tell there's a lot of traffic and they take awhile.
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If the people I migrated to LJ for mostly leave LJ in the wake of the recent upgrades no one likes, I shall probably not move to Dreamwidth as most of them seem to be planning (or to already have done over the years in response to other last straws). In 2005 when Usenet was gasping, LJ seemed to be the place everyone was going; but then I didn't already have a second social network established, and Dreamwidth just doesn't inspire any emotional attraction. If LJ dies and I feel a need for somewhere I can use more'n 140 characters at once, perhaps I'll start actually using Google+ where I have family. Or I'll see whether scarfman is still available at Tumblr which includes image hosting. Or I may just use, you know, my own existing website.

I won't delete my LJ or anything. I'll probably keep mirroring Twitter, and may continue with rare entries (such as I've been doing lately ...). But I may stop paying for it. I wonder what that'd do to userpic selection in the archives.

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