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http://news.livejournal.com/151767.html
http://faerypotter.tumblr.com/post/159175931762/suricattus-suricattus-digitaldiscipline

Count me among those very troubled by LJ's new user agreement. It's not surprising that it happened, but... yeah. I was not thrilled with the situation since January but now I'm feeling a rather stronger urge to up stakes entirely. At the very least, in the short term I am seriously considering stopping crossposting or at least turning off commenting.

I'm not sure what to do about the LJ community I own, though. I'm sure there are tools to just export it to a static file, but what I would really like is to import it to the DW community of the same name. I don't own that community, though, and despite poking [personal profile] elven_ranger about it a few times the agreed-upon transfer just has never happened. So I'm torn over maybe creating a new DW community just for a landing place, or what.

In other news, since Verizon and Yahoo closed their deal, I'm now also more acutely concerned about how to back up archives of Yahoo groups. I can't imagine that service is long for this world.

Date: Apr. 4th, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elf
elf: Computer chip with location dot (You Are Here)
Transfer the comm to DW, even if you need to change the name.

One comment on another blog pointed out that, according to Russian law, a journal may be considered "adult content" for just mentioning the existence of gay people.

And by the new terms, not marking a journal "adult" when it's got "adult content" may be a violation of Russian law.

Russia has no freedom-of-speech allowance in its laws.

(Backing up Yahoo groups has always been a hassle, but there are kind of ways to do it. Sort of. Backing up tumblr is pretty much impossible, though.)

Date: Apr. 5th, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elf
elf: Computer chip with location dot (You Are Here)
What I've done is open up posts from the group archive page, either sorted by date or by thread (date if I want to save everything; threads if I'm willing to save "just the important things") and save out the HTML for the threads. Slow PITA process, but better than losing the content.

For people with more tech skills than me, Archiveteam.org has a few options - a python and a perl script that might work.

Date: Apr. 4th, 2017 09:28 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] boiwondering.livejournal.com
I'm exporting everything to DW as I type this. As soon as that's done. my 15-year-old permanent LJ account will be so much digital vapour. It sads me, to be sure, but... yeah, fuck this.

I hope there's some way to manage the community imports, though preliminary reports aren't good. Fingers crossed.

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