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OK, I'm Here. Now What?

Well, after listening to various complaints about LJ, and after one nearly complete defection from same, I decided to finally break down and make a presence here (at Dreamwidth), too. ::looks around at empty space::

I am not certain how to go about linking posts, but I'll try. Anyway, for the time being, this is simply a hedge (and a way of communicating with anyone who decides to break away from LJ all together). I will still be doing my posting and replying on LJ and I intend to remain there (since that's where most of my friends reside) unless unless they eff-up really badly. In the meantime, I'd appreciate any help I can get from those of you who have been here for awhile in navigating this unfamiliar territory. :-) For one thing, how do I find you all? If you have a space here at Dreamwidth, are you using the same username here as at LJ?

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methleigh
Jul. 2nd, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
I friended you there! 8^) I was first! *is excited* I'm 'janus' there. I'm only verus_janus here because janus was taken.
albalark
Jul. 2nd, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
::hugs you:: Thank you!! :-) I've friended you back and subscribed to your journal so that I don't miss a thing. ::g:: So, do you so most of your posting on Dreamwidth or LJ and which do you prefer/ pay the most attention to? Since Delphi defected I've been pondering about this, and starting over in this new space seems a bit overwhelming at the moment.
methleigh
Jul. 2nd, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
Dreamwidth has a beautiful feature, where you can crosspost to LJ! That is what I do. I post there, and it also posts here. You go to your Profile, then on the left side to Manage Accounts an to the tab Other Sites. You can select the account you would like to post to there. Then, when you make a post, there are ticky boxes at the bottom for the other accounts. I hope that is relatively clear.

The people at Dreamwidth are good people and I absolutely support them. I post fewer of the RL posts there, partly because I have so few friends there, and partly because I feel a bit shy about posting personal things at all.
dickgloucester
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm on Dreamwidth but only in name.

LJ is just fine for me.
albalark
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm on Dreamwidth but only in name.

I think that's the way it will be for me for the time being, too. :-)
therealsnape
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I have a dreamwidth account - it's a handy backup for all information on LJ. Very fast back-up, too. But I never use it. LJ is fine for me.
albalark
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
I have a dreamwidth account - it's a handy backup for all information on LJ.

Can you (easily) transfer what's on your LJ to Dreamwidth? I intend to stay with LJ until they really give me a reason not to, but it would be nice to be able to move if need be without losing anything.
therealsnape
Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, you go to your homepage on dreamwidth, you select "organise", and you choose 'import content'. Then you follow the steps, and within 2 minutes or so all your journal posts and comments are imported.

I never select to import userpics, since I have way over 15 on LJ and just the standard 15 at dreamwidth.

It's very easy, and very handy. The one thing that doesn't always work is importing videos. One has to transfer the imbed code manually.
tweedisgood
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
I have a DW account, same username, hardly use it tbh. I *think* linking posts is relatively straightforward and is dealt with in either LJ or DW help.
albalark
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
I figured out the linking bits pretty quickly. DW isn't, on the surface, much different from LJ, but that's a handy feature to have that LJ doesn't, and smart thinking on their parts.
cranky__crocus
Jul. 2nd, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
I have one but I hate it and I think I made a new one but I can't remember what I called it. (Yes, I am super smooth.) My main problem is that I love having two underscores (no matter how inconvenient it is for other people) because I love the amount of space between the words. Unfortunately, Dreamwidth and Livejournal don't allow that; I only have my screen name because I'm an oldbie and picked out my name before dual underscores were banned. I'll admit it makes me feel a little bit special for having been here so long. :Þ

Once I set up a DW account properly again I'll give you an add! :D
albalark
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Why would they ban dual underscores? ::iz cornfuzed:: Oh well, that's not an issue for me and my rather unimaginative screen name. ^_^ . Add away, dearie! I'll be staying put on LJ in any case until they force me to leave due to dunderheadedness. I'm hoping that won't be anytime soon!
shyfoxling
Jul. 3rd, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
I crosspost everything here from DW. There's an option on the "Other sites" tab in Manage Account http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/settings/?cat=othersites where you can set the post footer for crossposts to LJ and elsehwere, which can include a link back to the DW post.
albalark
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link! I will put it to good use. :-) Is there a reason you prefer doing it this way? AT the moment, I'm intending to stick with LJ, but I have noticed that a lot of my flist crossposts. Any advantages to it, or do you just have a different set of friends in each place?
shyfoxling
Jul. 16th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
DW has a fancy automatic crossposter. You feed it your LJ/IJ account info (or a few other services, I think, like JournalFen) and it not only automatically posts the remote posts, if you edit or delete the master on DW it automatically updates the remote posts. If I posted from LJ I'd have to do the crossposting manually and then if I edited, I'd have to edit three copies manually (since I crosspost DW/LJ/IJ). What a pain.

As far as reading, yes, my flists are somewhat different. I do have a few friends that are only on DW. If someone posts to both LJ and DW and their posts are identical, I generally have them friended both places, but read and comment only on DW. (I use reading filters to control who I am actually reading where.)
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