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So with all the "when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout"ing about deleting and importing LJ accounts, it's definitely prompted me to finally do the importing thing that I've avoided so long. I had planned a while ago to stop giving LJ my money anymore, but here's the thing I can't find information about:

Can I import only the stuff that wasn't originally posted at DW and thus crossposted to LJ? I don't want to overwrite the original DW post with the LJ post if I can avoid it, and it's one of the main reasons I've never done this. I have quite a few years of LJ before I started posting from DW and cross-posting to LJ. I'm afraid that if I overwrite all the original DW posts, I'll lose all those comments, won't I? I have, for years, had way more comments in DW to a post than to LJ.

Also, I'm assuming I will lose all my memories of my own LJ posts, the ones I saved for easy access, if LJ goes away? Is there actually a way to back up the memories? Because for a couple years I was doing a lot of usage and writing posts, and that was way before tags, and movie recs, and the only way I have of finding those is to use the memories section where I saved them all by title.

Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place but I can't see any of this being addressed. Also, I have no time, I'm on deadline and way behind on both my work projects, so…I guess this isn't happening right away.


Dec. 30th, 2016 10:18 pm (UTC)
I imported my journal to shell journal on DW this morning as a backup and to see how it would work, and it went great - I didn't want to import it to the destina journal on DW until I saw what glitches might arise. It only took an hour, which isn't bad given that it had to import nearly 60,000 comments. Anecdotally, I read somewhere else that various people import their content regularly to DW, and it basically just imports comments on cross-posted posts. But I can't say for sure that's true, I obviously don't have a way to test it since I've never crossposted.

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