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Dreamwidth, So Far

I know there is resistance in moving from the old place over here. What I don't know is why.

I mean, I do know why. You are already at the old place and so are the people you read and who read you. And predictive text in your searchbox sends you right there. But I have to say, once you get over here, it's pretty much business as usual. You read through your friends posts (it's called your "reading page" instead of your "friendslist"). You comment. Post. It's all pretty much the same. It does feel slightly clunkier at first, and there are other different names for things. But you can figure this stuff out! And a couple of the people who deleted their journals at the old place are here and posting.

I didn't mention that I'm commenting on anything I can on any posts on DW. I'm here and I want to be here. This is the best way to establish that.

I need to begin exploring communities. I'm sure that's a good way to find active users here that I don't already know. But I know that's going to take some time and I'm kind of pressed because I have three writing projects going on all at once. I'll have to tell you about that when I get a free minute.

Meantime, come find me and add me to your reading page!

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low_delta
Oct. 19th, 2017 11:53 pm (UTC)
Are you still reading us here on LJ?
penpusher
Oct. 21st, 2017 06:17 am (UTC)
I'm kind of not reading LJ anymore, Kevin. It's the only way to wean off of this place and make the other place actually be the focus. I do still get email notification about comments but I've even shifted my email so I don't directly see those.

It's a step by step process, but if I intend to do this, it must be done.
serendipity
Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:15 am (UTC)
I joined Dreamwidth - waited for the queue, and was informed that something about my LJ Style couldn't be transferred over. I think maybe I never changed over to a newer Style or format or something. Anyway, I haven't gotten around to figuring it out and trying again.
penpusher
Oct. 22nd, 2017 03:44 pm (UTC)
There are definitely styles that will not translate from LJ to DW. But, your entire journal can be transferred, no matter what your style is, comments included (assuming the comments are still there at the time of your transfer). Then, when you arrive, you can just select a style that does work and use that!

Like I said, there's a 2002 feel to a lot of this, which is, admittedly, a backward step. But again, if more users get active on DW, the Dreaamwidth webmasters will have to address these issues and get up to speed more quickly than they have been, and I think that will make things improve a lot more quickly.

Great to see you Seren!
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