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posted by [personal profile] hathor at 05:19pm on 06/04/2017
Like many folks, I'm migrating to Dreamwidth from Livejournal. I had to sign that horrible agreement to get access to my on fucking content to import it. Which I have done. Well, after 22 hours I'd imported my posts, and I've been in queue for another 12 waiting to import comments. Once that's done I'll delete the LJ account.

It's nice to have a username without a useless "ha" prepended.

DW seems to use European style dates, so I was initially a bit confused because I thought everyone was posting on June 4.
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posted by [personal profile] autopope at 10:20pm on 06/04/2017
* waves *

Me too, kinda-sorta.
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posted by [personal profile] ayelle at 06:35pm on 07/04/2017
For me the good news was that I was already here and had a crossposting system set up, so I don't have to import; the bad news is that people were still commenting primarily on the crossposts over on LJ for the last several years rather than here, so all the comments that postdate my import will be lost. Ah well.
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posted by [personal profile] hathor at 07:00pm on 07/04/2017
You can import comments - though I don't know if it works for cross-posts. And if my experience was any indication, it'll take about 30 hours.
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posted by [personal profile] ayelle at 07:12pm on 07/04/2017
(I did import all the LJ comments that existed at the time I did that original import, of course.)
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posted by [personal profile] siderea at 10:17pm on 07/04/2017
Check with Support, but I believe re-running the importer is supposed to do the right thing and grab the new comments. There's someone on my flist apparently doing this periodically, instead of crossposting.

ETA, sorry I missed your comment above about checking previously re crossposts. Might still be worth a check to see if they changed that functionality, as DW is under pretty active development.
Edited Date: 2017-04-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
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posted by [personal profile] ayelle at 12:34am on 08/04/2017
Thank you, that is such helpful information!
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posted by [personal profile] ayelle at 12:41am on 08/04/2017
And yeah when I say "years ago" I apparently mean 2010 or 2011 so it is entirely likely things have changed. I'm experimenting now.
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posted by [personal profile] ayelle at 03:29am on 11/04/2017
Yeah so it turned out you were right! I ran the importer and it grabbed the comments. Thank you! That is very exciting from my perspective. I would have just thought all those comments were lost!
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posted by [personal profile] hathor at 08:25pm on 11/04/2017
Yay!

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