watervole: (Default)
Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2017-04-06 03:21 pm

Livejournal and Dreamwidth

 I'm seeing a large number of people shifting over to Dreamwidth as they don't like the new LJ terms of service.  Some are using it as their main journal and cross-posting, others are deleting their Livejournals and only using Dreamwidth.

If you're moving over, I would suggest importing your journal content to Dreamwidth  BEFORE abandoning it. (assuming you want to keep your old posts)

IF you look on the Dreamwidth 'profile' page, under the 'organise' tab, you'll find the 'import content'.  As long as you can remember your LJ password, you can import your Livejournal and comments in total. (there will probably be a delay as a lot of people are importing at present)

I'm 'watervole' on Dreamwidth as well.
divannyinobody: (Default)

[personal profile] divannyinobody 2017-04-07 10:28 am (UTC)(link)
People move because LJ has translated user data from Russia to servers located in Moscow. Thus, the American company bent under Russian laws. Now there is no anonymity of users LJ. All personal information is available to the police and special services. In Russia, imprisoned for criticizing the authorities in blogs and social networks. In 2016, more than 80 people were convicted.

A new user agreement LJ fixes this provision about the absence of anonymity. Moreover, it establishes responsibility not only for the content of its post, but also for the content of comments. Anyone commented on your entry with curses against the Russian authorities and you will be in prison instead of him.

People who do not want to tolerate the arbitrariness of the Russian authorities flee from LJ. Dreamwidth is simply the closest site in terms of capabilities. Unfortunately, there is no full alternative for LJ.
feng_shui_house: me at my computer (Default)

[personal profile] feng_shui_house 2017-04-07 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, I didn't realize you'd be held responsible for *comments* on your LJ. Fortunately for me, I turned off commenting on my LJ a long time ago. I keep it now just for the photo host (mostly plants and birds and insects in my yard with the occasional soft toy animal, which I doubt even the current Russian gov. would consider a threat.)
ranunculus: (Default)

[personal profile] ranunculus 2017-04-07 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course I moved a long, long time ago.
I've been pondering why I'm ready to abandon the LJ site completely over this issue. I think it is not only the heavy handed way the site implemented this change, but also that, without agreeing to the new terms of service, I can't even see the posts of most of my friends.
frith: Yellow pony with yellow mane, stunned look. (FIM Applejack stunned)

[personal profile] frith 2017-04-07 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Stuff in this LJ TOS that bugs me:

-- You are expected to fill out a registration form with info that is both accurate and up to date. (4.2)

-- that you must receive "all rights and permits necessary to post such a Content". (9.1.1) In other words, talk about the weather and little else, unless you have signed release forms. For instance, I have not received rights or permits to quote the LJ TOS here. Oh the horror. Of course, since I've commented in your blog, this would now be your problem, had this been LJ. (7.5)

-- apparently, posting a video promoting the cartoon character Twilight Sparkle as a presidential candidate is verboten. (9.2.7)

There are probably more annoyances, such as playing free and loose with my personal info, targeting me with adverts, and reusing and repackaging content I may have posted in my blog as they see fit. (9.1)

Of interest, six months of inactivity could see your journal deleted. (6.1.1)
raspberryfool: (Default)

[personal profile] raspberryfool 2017-04-08 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
Well I doubt the Russian govt. would consider my blatherings about gardening, Blake's 7, and the other stuff I've posted in the past, to be politically seditious. It's a mere coincidence that I logged into the web interface shortly after the change. But excluding some obvious legalities, I'm not happy that my LJ could be considered a 'media outlet' and that it's bound by an illegible (by me) T&C.

I'm here, anyway. :)
raspberryfool: (Default)

[personal profile] raspberryfool 2017-04-08 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I only set up my account last night, LJ's move to Russian servers and a Russian-language ToC were the motivating factors. I've used the import tool to (hopefully) import my LJ posts here. settings and icons have appeared, but the posts may take a few days. I haven't yet decided what I'll do with my LJ account; I may just delete my posts and keep it as a sleeper account; not that it gets much use anyway, but who knows what changes may occur there (or here). I'll probably read your posts here as well.

I think there's still an Insanejournal account with my name on it, something elese to deal with.
damerell: NetHack. (normal)

[personal profile] damerell 2017-04-08 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Username typoed in last line, which may not be ideal. :-/