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I am now back from Cyprus (which I'll post about separately later), and have spent this afternoon setting up a Dreamwidth account. I no longer trust LJ not to delete my account unexpectedly, or indeed disappear altogether, so I want the security of a backup. And, since I'm setting it up anyway, I may as well use the new account properly and interact with people there.

You can find me at strange_complex. There aren't any entries on the new account yet, as the import is still running. I am also currently fiddling about with different display options - especially trying to figure out how to make it render nicely on both my gigantic home desktop PC and my smartphone.

I have systematically gone through my LJ friends list, looking for accounts with the same name on DW and granting access / subscribing to them if I was confident that they were the same person. I've also granted access / subscribed to everyone I knew about who is there under a different username. But obviously people whose (former) LJ and DW names are different are harder to find, so if I haven't found you yet, please let me know who you are there.

I think my long-term plan is to continue reading my friends pages on both sites, cross-posting my own entries on both, and allowing comments on both. That means nothing much should change from the point of view of people who want to remain LJ-only and continue interacting with me here. Eventually, I will identify all the people who are cross-posting to DW and filter them off my LJ friends page so that I don't have to see their entries twice. But even then I won't be defriending them on LJ, as I still want everyone to have the same access to my journal whichever site they are coming from. It's just that I will be working across the two sites, seeing all the same content as before but spread across two reading pages.

I don't have any plans to delete my LJ. I don't think that would achieve anything, while it would cut me off from people who prefer to stay LJ-only themselves. I'm sad, though, that after almost 14 years I no longer feel like I can trust what was once the most important site on the internet for me.


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Apr. 17th, 2017 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'm lady_lugosi1313 over there but still getting used to it.

Shall have to do horror-ness of some knid now you're back :-)
Apr. 17th, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks - have now found you and friended you.

And yes, horror must happen! I'm busy this Tues, Weds and Fri evenings, and also next Weds (26th) and all day Saturday (29th), but otherwise pretty open. Have a think what's good for you and we'll pencil something in. Maybe involving Jino's too??
Apr. 19th, 2017 12:13 am (UTC)
I'm Armiphlage over there
Apr. 19th, 2017 08:53 am (UTC)
Cheers - I found a resonant, but it didn't look much like it could be you, and indeed obviously wasn't! Thanks for the pointer, and you are added there now.
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