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There are worries about the viability of LJ again, due to some... Russkij business. I'm not heavily into Russian politics, but rumors have it that LiveLjournal might collapse. Yeah, probably not, but... If you have things stored on here, which you don't want to lose, and don't feel like spending hours copying into documents, making a mirrored account on DreamWidth could be a good idea. (I'm assuming many of you have one already, since this is not the first time the "Putin is reading your diary!" scare has popped up.)

Importing your content from LJ to DW is really easy. You just choose what to import from a check-list, and then you push the button. It will take a few hours to import everything, if you have many entries.

I'm in the process of creating a back-up now. Or rather, it's creating itself as I type. I'll put the link up later, when I have looked through the DW, and made sure all filtered posts are still securely filtered.

Date: 2017-01-03 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laridian.livejournal.com
Hours or days or maybe weeks, heh! I set mine to start over the weekend and I think it's still working, but it's got more than a decade to copy over.

It's a good plan to have a backup anyway, even if not for fear of Russia. There's always good old "something broke and it's gone" to think about.

Date: 2017-01-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerannesims2.livejournal.com
I've been thinking of backing up for some time, because I can't remember all the bad jokes I've ever made, and can't rewrite my legacies accurately. x) LJ is probably going to be around for some time still, but it's an elderly platform that has seen its best days. I'm more worried about that, than some Russian official reading my emo locked posts.

Date: 2017-01-04 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alittlestrange.livejournal.com
Oh $#!&, something else to deal with and take up time? Is there somewhere I can read about the LJ problems?

Date: 2017-01-04 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerannesims2.livejournal.com
Here. This is the "original" source other people are referring to, I think.

Date: 2017-01-05 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alittlestrange.livejournal.com
Thanks. That page was very hard to look at. X| I do have backups of most of my Sims posts on my website, but I have no way for people to leave comments there. I guess it wouldn't hurt to have them backed up at DW, too. Plus, if LJ goes down, then we'll have a new place to regroup. I'd miss reading everyone on my friends list.

You know, it's so funny. Just the other day I randomly thought, "I wonder if LJ will ever go down."

Date: 2017-01-05 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] simsuru.livejournal.com
I've thought that someday LJ will vanish but because of lack of users, I didn't even think about any political theories. I guess I'm not that worried about my sims journal since I've had it only a little over a year I think but my other LJ has been my main source for my hobby related writing and photography since 2006 so I would definitely be sorry to see all my stories and photography gone. :/ I'll definitely have to look into DreamWidth since I'm not familiar with it. But hey, thanks for pointing this out!

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