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04 April 2017 @ 11:24 am
Oy, LJ...  
I finally imported my entire LJ to Dreamwidth... I have a feeling things are about to go down the drain for LJ, so I need to become as friendly as possible with DW as soon as possible... But there are things about DW which annoy me to no end (like I can't even make the stupid toolbar in rich text editor appear in Chrome... or can't find the options I'm looking for...). I know it's mostly a matter of getting used to it but the whole thing is just MEH...

I want to make the migration smooth, so it's gonna take me a while, but my goal is to slowly drift away from LJ until we are all happily settled in our new DW home and only vaguely remember that old LJ place :P. So, for starters, I'm not sure how many of you actually have a DW account. Recreating the flist on DW sounds like a good starting point, so please, either friend me on DW or comment here so we can find each other over there :D

I think my next step will be migrating my journal style (... but that needs to happen when I have some free time. And I will still probably end up running to[personal profile] elrhiarhodan or[personal profile] angelita26 for help :P

And this is my first crosspost from DW \o/

pipiljpipilj on April 4th, 2017 12:37 pm (UTC)
I still find DW cumbersome. I still prefer LJ. My DW pipilj.I still post first in LJ and then cross post may be I have to figure out how to do things visaversa
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thank, I added you to my flist there. Like you, I've always been an LJ person and it's gonna be hard to make the switch... right now it's more about having a backup and learning to crosspost... but if anything drastic happens, it's DW or bust :D
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on April 4th, 2017 12:57 pm (UTC)
I need to find the link for the instructions on creating the Flexible Squares style sheet on DW, it's not hard, just very specific.

Also, there are certain coding differences - like user heads - that you should use.

Ping me and we can talk.
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you again, I knew you've been using DW for ages so I have that sense of having a safety net, heee :D I will have to simply get used to DW :D
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on April 4th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
You should check out the Beta page - https://www.dreamwidth.org/beta

It has a lovely new interface for posting. I like it a lot.
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
OOooh, you are right, it's looking great :D Though it's HTML only, right? I need to learn the coding for accounts and shit and make myself a HTML template for caps and artwork :D
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on April 4th, 2017 04:14 pm (UTC)
I haven't posted with a RTE in years and years, I wouldn't know what to do with that! I'm so accustomed to pounding everything out in HTML that I even type the coding into regular documents!

Besides, the RTE on LJ inserted so much crap into the posts (like a third more additional characters) that it made posting anything long problematic.
littlemissnovel ♥littlemissnovel on April 4th, 2017 03:03 pm (UTC)
I think it's easier to use DW on firefox.
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 03:15 pm (UTC)
I've been a Firefox user for a very long time, however, it has become so clunky and slow, I switched to Chrome a while back and I don't want to go back to FF... but I have just figured out that the extension that is messing the rick text editor is, in fact, Norton Security toolbar... posting from an incognito window solves that problem... I can live with that :D
leesa_perrie: Goose 1leesa_perrie on April 4th, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
I have a DW account under the same name and have tried to crosspost from DW since transferring my LJ over.

I haven't tried setting up a comm on DW or mirroring one I have on LJ. I might have to look into that, but not just yet. Worst comes to worst, I'll just have to close comms down if LJ goes wonky or something, until I've worked out how to set them up over on DW.

The thing that gets me about DW is that if you want more than icons than the basic paid account gives you (and I would), then you have to pay the premim account, which is more expensive than LJ. If they would offer icon packages like LJ did, to bring the cost down, then I'd be more happy abour moving over there.
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just checked and they only offer to buy extra icons for 1 buck a piece, not exactly a bargain if you need 50 or 100 more :/ For now I need to transfer my layout to DW and learn the habit of crossposting, this is my goal for now. Anything else, we'll see how it goes :D
leesa_perrie: Bird 3leesa_perrie on April 4th, 2017 03:59 pm (UTC)
I've had another look and guess I'd have to go for the paid account and settle for 100 icons. Even that for a year is more than LJ - $35 for a year, whereas I pay $29.95 a year for my LJ account plus 70 extra icons (this would give me 100 icons, the same as the DW account, but I have 48 loyalty icons as well. Something DW doesn't do). I guess I would only be paying a little bit more, but would not be able to go above 100 icons without paying $50 a year, which is a LOT more! Or a buck an icon, which is just ridiculous!!

Financially, LJ is the better option. However, I understand the concerns people have about LJ, especially now it's based in Russia. I prefer LJ because I know how to use it and set up comms etc, but I can see me having to move one day and get a paid account on DW. I hope that day can wait a while though.

Edited at 2017-04-04 04:00 pm (UTC)
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, this :) I definitely won't just close shop here and move to DW, but it's just time to get myself acquainted with DW... I don't think anything drastic will happen in the nearest future, I'm sure they have a lot of Russian blogs they are dying to obliterate so these will probably be first... but at some point I expect the content of my LJ to become an issue... for now, let's just have that backup and see hat happens, hee :D
Machiavellian Puppet Master: WC- *hugs* Peter/Nealtjs_whatnot on April 4th, 2017 07:21 pm (UTC)
I've been crossposting from dw for so long, I don't even snow what LJ's post page looks like. I'm the same name over there, but will look for you when I get home.

It will be okay.

kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 08:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D Yeah, if I managed to get acquainted with tumblr and twitter, I can do it with DW too, lol :D
pooh_collector on April 5th, 2017 03:37 am (UTC)
Come find me on DW!
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 5th, 2017 08:10 am (UTC)
Found you :D :D :D :D :D {{{tacklehugs}}}
sheeniannisheenianni on April 5th, 2017 10:02 am (UTC)
I'm so annoyed by this LJ mess... This was like the fifty-first thing yesterday when I'm already dealing with the other fifty on my plate. Thanks a lot, LJ/Russia.
I have a DW account, but with some minor exceptions I've never really used it much. Today, I finally imported it all to DW. Most of my posts got through well, but in a couple of them, the images/vids don't work. Yay. Not.
I'll probably fix the stuff in a few weeks/months when I have the time. For now, I'll most likely continue using LJ and crosspost. I really don't have the time or energy to deal with this now.
This sucks :(
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 5th, 2017 10:37 am (UTC)
{{{hugs}}} I understand completely... we really didn't need this shit... but, like you, at least it was enough motivation to finally import the stuff to DW... I have crossposted 2-3 things yesterday, it went fine, I'm loving the option to simply reply to comment emails... I haven't tried posting anything from email yet but it's on my list... I'm beginning to think that most things that annoy me in DW can be avoided by using some of their alternative posting options :P
The Gauche in the Machinechina_shop on April 7th, 2017 04:39 am (UTC)
Have just subscribed to you over there. :-)