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Welcome, new folks! If you're just moving here from LJ, you may want to claim your LJ handle so that comments that you made on LJ are attributed to your DW when they're imported. Your OpenID URL is the URL of your old journal, username.livejournal.com. I believe you'll need to be able to log into LJ to do this, so if you've deleted your account, you'll need to temporarily undelete it, and it might not work if you haven't agreed to the LJ TOS (*spit*).

If you're willing to click "agree" on the TOS, you can use Dreamwidth's importer tool to import your entries and comments.

If you don't want to delete your LJ but also don't want to leave your content where SUP can run ads against it, you can turn all your entries private at once. That doesn't work on custom filters, but if you delete a filter, it effectively makes filtered posts private. If you do want to delete all your entries, here's a Selenium script that runs in Firefox, courtesy of [personal profile] xtina.

Also, if you were mad enough to delete or mothball your LJ account over the anti-queer elements of the TOS, please take a moment to support Russian LGBT Network, which does very valuable work. Right now they're running an emergency hotline for people endangered by the anti-gay purges happening in Chechnya. If you can donate, please do (perhaps the amount you would have put toward your next LJ paid account renewal). If you can't, please signal-boost.

And if you haven't already, look for your old LJ friends and match up your usernames so your old friends can find you.

Date: 2017-04-10 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mousetrout
And those with windows boxes can use lj-sec to bulk delete entries, if you want to go beyond making them private while keeping the account active: http://www.mp3vcr.com/ljsec/

For me, it worked on a Windows 10 machine once I installed the right version of .NET. It was a slow process, about 500-800 entries/hour, but much faster than doing it by hand.

Date: 2017-04-10 08:53 pm (UTC)
mousetrout: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mousetrout
That would've been way better than dragging my work machine home! :) Internet-fu fails.

Date: 2017-04-10 08:56 pm (UTC)
mousetrout: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mousetrout
Haha, then my reading comprehension skills go on the list of fail points, too. :) Long day. I'm glad there's options for people!

Date: 2017-04-11 11:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
<3

Date: 2017-04-11 05:48 pm (UTC)
dejla: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dejla
Thank you very much for this. I wish I could remember how to export the entries and comments!

Date: 2017-04-12 01:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejla
Thank you again!

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