annathepiper: (Alan and Sean Ordinary Day)

Folks, as per my announcement earlier this week, I will be shutting down my LJ as soon as I am done with a thorough review of a content export from there to Dreamwidth. This is likely to happen some time this weekend.

Until that time, since my posts originate on my WordPress site and are crossposted to Dreamwidth, and DW crossposts in turn to LJ, I have set my Dreamwidth settings to disable comments on crossposted content. Moving forward, over the next few days, I encourage you to leave any comments either on the DW version of a post, or come straight over to angelahighland.com to leave comments there.

Likewise, Dara is also taking steps to deprecate her journal. She has posts up about this here (on crimeandtheforcesofevil.com) and here (on Dreamwidth).

I’m sad about having to do this, but less sad than I would have been if LJ were still my only blogging platform. But I’ve had a foot out the door on LJ for years, and the new problematic TOS is pretty much the last straw. If you’re an LJ friend, I encourage you to come on over to Dreamwidth. If you’re not sure if you want to commit to an account there, you can still use your LJ ID to leave comments on posts there!

If you do want to commit to an account there, note also that you can claim any previous OpenIDs as you, as per Dreamwidth’s Help post here. The reason this is useful is because if your LJ username shows up as an OpenID commenter on someone else’s imported posts, you can claim that ID as you, and that comment will then show as your Dreamwidth account instead. This is useful!

And again, if you’re already on Dreamwidth and I don’t have you in my circles there yet, let me know who you are!

Editing to add: Also changing my DW settings so that the footer for the DW version of a post should show up on LJ now.

Mirrored from angelahighland.com.

annathepiper: (Thinking)
(This is an LJ-specific post so I'm posting it directly here versus mirroring off my WP blog.)

Many of you are probably already aware of the latest LJ brouhaha re: a security breach caused by the last code update. For those of you who aren't, this was first brought to my attention over here on JournalFen's Unfunny Business community, which in turn links to this post on the LJ Releases community. Since then there has also been a post to LJ Maintenance which to my current knowledge is LJ's only response to the issue.

I've withstood a lot of LJ brouhahas, but this one troubles me deeply. Less that the breach happened at all--though make no mistake, ANYTHING that allows users to even accidentally see other people's locked content is very much NOT COOL--and more that LJ's official response to the matter appears to be naive at best and actively ignoring contradictory reports from the userbase at worst.

I'm now seriously pondering what to do about this and whether it's enough to drive me off of LJ, or at least to stop giving them money. I have not reached a decision on this yet.

This post, though, is more a) to alert those of you who aren't aware of the issue yet about it, and b) to note to any of you who DO choose to leave LJ or who may opt to do your future primary posting from Dreamwidth, I am over there under the same username. If I don't already have you friended over there, let me know and I'll add you, and shift my reading of your posts to that site.

More on this as I know it.
annathepiper: (Alan and Sean Ordinary Day)

FYI, all: if I know you have an active journal over on Dreamwidth, and I know you’re clearly crossposting over to here, I’ll be shifting commenting traffic there unless you have LJ content that isn’t actually on Dreamwidth. In which case you’ll still get my comment traffic on LJ. (My beloved userinfosolarbird, I’m looking at you. <3)

I am not, repeat, not bailing on LJ for general reasons of remaining available to the widest potential number of people who might be interested in my writing; this is simply an effort on my part to support Dreamwidth traffic and the fact that I do have a paid account over there.

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, if you’re there and we’ve already Friended each other on LJ, feel free to pick me up on Dreamwidth too. Or, keep following me on LJ, or even via WordPress. Whatever your heart desires; it’s all good!

Mirrored from annathepiper.org.

annathepiper: (Alan and Sean Ordinary Day)

FYI, all: if I know you have an active journal over on Dreamwidth, and I know you’re clearly crossposting over to here, I’ll be shifting commenting traffic there unless you have LJ content that isn’t actually on Dreamwidth. In which case you’ll still get my comment traffic on LJ. (My beloved userinfosolarbird, I’m looking at you. <3)

I am not, repeat, not bailing on LJ for general reasons of remaining available to the widest potential number of people who might be interested in my writing; this is simply an effort on my part to support Dreamwidth traffic and the fact that I do have a paid account over there.

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, if you’re there and we’ve already Friended each other on LJ, feel free to pick me up on Dreamwidth too. Or, keep following me on LJ, or even via WordPress. Whatever your heart desires; it’s all good!

Mirrored from annathepiper.org.

annathepiper: (Default)
Out of general curiosity, who all out there on my LJ Friends list has a Dreamwidth account and is preferring to use Dreamwidth over LJ these days?

If I don't already have you on my Circle over yonder, sing out.
annathepiper: (Default)
DW just threw me two more codes, and meanwhile, my friend [livejournal.com profile] cow has a whole mess of 'em. So if anybody needs a code, sing out. First two to sing out can have mine, further parties, I'll point you at [livejournal.com profile] cow.

ETA 2:45pm: [livejournal.com profile] thunderpigeon just took code #1, I have one left!
annathepiper: (Default)
If anybody wants one, drop me a comment with your email address. I'm screening comments on this post!

ETA 9:51am: One code has been claimed but I still have one left!
ETA 10:14am: And now the other one is gone too. Thank you all for playing!
annathepiper: (Aubrey Orly?)
Thanks to a kindly offered invite code (thank you, kind person! You know who you are), I'm now over there with the usual ID, annathepiper. Y'all feel free to link up with me there, and/or drop a comment here to let me know who you are so's I can make with the subscribing and granting access and stuff.

Right now my plans for Dreamwidth mostly involve "playing with their code" to see if the changes they've made are interesting enough to warrant extended attention. But I'll also likely be mirroring posts over there as well.

For those of you who don't intend on joining Dreamwidth, no worries, I'm not jumping ship here. Dreamwidth may have some potentially shiny new toys to play with, but LJ's got the established userbase and name recognition, and it'll be too useful for me to give it up completely!

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about at all, short form: Dreamwidth is the latest Livejournal clone to come into existence. Like Inksome, it's come out of the big spate of scandals going around here when Six Apart was still in charge--and a lot of folks asking the question, "Well, so if we wanted to go found our own site, what features would we like?" There's at least one ex-LJ-staffer on its founding team.

In particular I'm interested in what Dreamwidth is doing with the whole concept of Friending. They're dropping the term 'Friending' entirely, and have set up a more complex system that separates "whose journals you want to read" from "who you'd like to grant access to your own locked stuff".

So anyway, if you're over there, say hi. Or not. :)

ETA: Can any kind souls hook up [livejournal.com profile] kathrynt with an invite code? Thanks in advance! She has one now!
ETA #2: And also, [livejournal.com profile] alinsa?

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