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ANNOUNCEMENT - CaffieneKittySpace
('i' before 'e' if you're looking for me)
I've always said I'd stick with Livejournal until it dies, but the limit has now been reached. So, unfortunately, over the next long while I will be transferring my primary journal activities to my Dreamwidth fractured mirror.

You're all welcome to follow me on there, but I won't be friending back (or whatever they call it) for a long while until I can figure out how to reinstate the filters on some filtered posts. Right now everything is far too exposed over there. This will be a very rocky process.

I'm also looking for:
-Clear simple instructions on how to download and backup the stuff I have in Livejournal's Scrapbook, along with its folder structuring.
-An image hosting service that's cheap/free and reliable and offers at least 2gb of space.
-Places on Dreamwidth to find fandom communities there.

I'm sure more things will crop up as this process gets underway.

If I manage to write anything during this period, it will be posted to my AO3 account I do have a semi-active tumblr that I'm currently reblogging a lot of Merlin and random things on, and very rarely posting anything myself.

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phoenix_rose_up From: phoenix_rose_up Date: April 10th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Can you DM me how it goes? I'm seriously considering doing the same. Not that I journal much anymore but I don't like the new TOU

caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dreamwidth is very similar to LJ and has a built in Importer to pull in all your prior posts from LJ. I messed up with mine by using a second party importer. There's a Loooooong queue for the processing right now, but it does chug through everything eventually. The friending system is a little different, there's two levels, and I'm still trying to figure out how filters work, but if I hadn't screwed ming up using the non-DW importer, it probably would have set them all up on import.

It's free as well, so it doesn't hurt to sign up and poke around. There are a couple LJ evacuee communities for finding fans and fandom spaces on DW. Here's a pretty comprehensive advice and link list about transferring to Dreamwidth.
bubblesbrnaid From: bubblesbrnaid Date: April 10th, 2017 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Supposedly DW imports the filters etc., although they naturally call it by a totally counterintuitive name, like all their stuff. Of course, they also supposedly don't double-import entries, and, oh well....

And if you find anything decent to read on DW, please share. Nobody likes me enough to tell me anything.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't found much, but I've been beating my head against this scrapbook issue. There is a general Intro to Dreamwidth and possibly useful links and there's a kind of general muster station/friending meme thing at https://2017revival.dreamwidth.org that will list your identities in both places together or something.
astrothsknot From: astrothsknot Date: April 10th, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll pre-emptively friend you and you can friend me when you're ready.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
God only knows when I'll have re-checked everything that's imported. I'm following you now though, I just need to tidy up the worst bits before I start giving access, but it's all going to be a long process.
bugeyedmonster From: bugeyedmonster Date: April 10th, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems like everyone is moving to DW these days.

I have a journal there, but I'll have to get to it and try to friend you there.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
It'll be a long while before I post anything new and fun anywhere, so there's no rush. :-)
siberian_angel From: siberian_angel Date: April 11th, 2017 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to see you go, as I've always enjoyed your posts. All the best to you!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's sweet of you to say, thanks! This is going to be a long process, and even after that I'll still be on Dreamwidth, in one form or another. All my fic is up on AO3 and it isn't going anywhere. :-)
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: April 13th, 2017 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
hovering on the edge of the same. will friend you there, for when you get settled with the filters :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's some good resource posts since this is something like the third mass fandom exodus from LJ in the past 5 years or so. This one seems to include links to most of the others I've found.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: April 17th, 2017 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
cool, that is very good to know, thank-you!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: April 14th, 2017 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understand. Had decided to delete mine before this happened, so yes. Good luck with the transition.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 14th, 2017 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Come with me to Dreamwidth. It's free and quite similar to LJ, and has a built-in import function that puts all your old LJ posts in your Dreamwidth journal.

There is a lot of stuff on your journal that would be heartbreaking to just have not exist anywhere anymore.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: April 17th, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
seconding caffeinekitty :)
From: marieldraconis Date: April 30th, 2017 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Just a heads-up

When you move things over to Dreamwidth, you need to update your links for anything going to LJ (when this started being a mess, I went and looked at your DW backup because I love your reaction posts, and I noticed that your backup index post still had all its links pointing back here) so they point to the DW post instead.

Unfortunately, I can't give you any advice on anything else you asked (I just mirrored on DW back in February, when watsons_woes started getting worried). But I happened to notice the link problem on my own new DW, so I've been passing it along whenever I see someone moving.

Good luck with the transition.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 30th, 2017 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Just a heads-up

Yeah, I found that out a while after I started mirroring to DW. The graphics all link back to the images here too, and I'm guessing as soon as my paid account runs out here, all the graphics will go poof. That's why I was asking about hosting sites and ways to download from scrapbook in this post.

What I will probably do (after I get the downloading and hosting figured out) is pick away at fixing the coding a post at a time, and if someone requests a specific post, I'll fix the links and whatnot on that one next. I really need to get the graphics straightened out first though so I can do all the link editing once and not have to go back again for the imgs.

That said, I just worked a 10 hour shift and got home at 2 am and have a similar day tomorrow, so coding and writing etc is unfortunately having to take a back seat for a while.

Ugh. I keep wishing fandom had clubbed together somehow and bought LJ when Six Apart or whoever was selling. Things would have been so much simpler.
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