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With the latest updates to the ToS, and the disappearance of yet another group of my long time friends on LJ, I am contemplating joining the crowd over at DW.

Date: 2017-04-11 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikergeek.livejournal.com
Come to the dark side! We have cookies.

Date: 2017-04-11 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motomuffin.livejournal.com
DW makes it easy to mirror here, so you can go there and still appear here...

Date: 2017-04-11 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greyhat.livejournal.com
It's easy enough. There's even a link to save your LJ by month, as a comma separated value file. I did it in batches in the past, so I only had a few years to catch up on this time. There used to be a tool to download the whole thing, but I don't know what happened to it.

http://www.livejournal.com/export.bml

(CSV names all your files automatically. If you do HTML, then you have to name each one as you go. Also, if a CSV file comes in as 85 kb, that means there are no entries that month, so you don't have to save it!)

Ah, this one may do the entire LJ. Since you don't have a kajillion entries like I do, it might work, if the site is still active:
http://www.ljbook.com/ljbookfull.html

Date: 2017-04-14 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-rigger.livejournal.com
DW?

-R
(uncool kid)

Date: 2017-04-14 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greyhat.livejournal.com
dreamwidth.org
It's open source, based on the livejournal code back when it, too, was open source. (I'm not sure what the new owners decided about that.)

They changed the ubiquitous and somewhat disagreeable "friends" lable into "reading" and "following" to make it even easier to use. Those two categories don't have to overlap. The rest of the site is very, very similar to LJ in terms of mechanics. The user base tended to be older fannish women in the beginning, but now it has spread out a lot in demographics. I wonder what the fandom wikia has to say?
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