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[personal profile] gushi
Hey all,

I've been on dreamwidth for a long, long time now, and even went to a crazy house party that Mark and crew threw back in the day. Met Mark and Denise and Azzy and even Tupshin and petted their dogs and stuff. Was a blast.

Recent politics have forced my hand to finally kill off my LJ. (I've unkilled it for a bit so I can reclaim my openid, but it's ultimately going the way of the dodo).

That said, I've tried using my old LJ client, jlj. (In the list of clients, someone links to a newer version but it's a dead link).

It doesn't seem to want to work, and bombs out with Client Error: Missing required arguments.

I'm competent enough in perl to try to fix it, and try and get it running, but I can't find the interface specs.

Could someone point me to the relevant docs?

-Dan
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[personal profile] forthwritten
First of all, hello and welcome! It's lovely to see you here and I hope this community can help you.

To keep things reasonably organised and to help you find relevant information quickly, there's a tagging system in place. A full list of tags can be found at: http://getting-started.dreamwidth.org/tag/

I've been going through entries and tagging them, but do add tags to your posts if you think any are suitable. If you need help, it can be a good idea to go through the tag to see if anyone has asked a similar question before. Bear in mind, however, that Dreamwidth is being actively developed and there have been many code pushes since its foundation; some older information may be outdated and no longer relevant.

Currently, creating new tags, removing tags from entries, and adding existing tags to entries is limited to community administrators. If you think of a useful tag that hasn't been created yet, or a post that should be tagged differently than it currently is, please let an administrator know!
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[personal profile] gehayi
Given the new LJ TOS (which is really a POS) and the CHECHNYAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR GAY PEOPLE, moving away from LiveJournal is a requirement. I started trying to import the LJ comm [community profile] twispitefic from LJ to Dreamwidth yesterday (currently open to fic and crossover deconstructions written about Twilight, Fifty Shades, and Barbara G. Walker's Feminist Fairy Tales, which, trust me, are about as feminist as a Cro-Magnon). The profile, the tags, the sidebar, etc. have moved over; the entries and comments have not.

I'm not sure if this is a delay in the queue or if there's a problem with importing a community. Either way, I need some help. I really don't want six years of stories to vanish, and the members of the comm are urging me to move it to Dreamwidth immediately. Which I'd be more than happy to do.

This is important, because the comm Das_Sporking also has to be imported to [community profile] das_sporking2. (There is a Das_Sporking comm on Dreamwidth, but it has not been updated since 2013, and the only mod for it hasn't been around for almost a year.) Das_Sporking has been around for about eight years, and there are a LOT of posts and comments to import. No one wants to lose the entries and comments, but we can't remain on LJ under Russian law (including the anti-gay law) either. And many of our members have said that Das_Sporking is the only reason that they still have an LJ account.

For the record, this is what I'm seeing on the Import Journal page:

Importer Queue Depth:
bio: 0, comments: 1273, entries: 1624, friendgroups: 0, friends: 1, tags: 0, userpics: 0, verify: 0

Profile data: Finished successfully as of 21 hours ago; created 21 hours ago
Journal comments: Waiting for entries to finish; created 21 hours ago
Journal entries: Waiting in the queue as of 21 hours ago; created 21 hours ago
Tags: Finished successfully as of 21 hours ago; created 21 hours ago
Icons: Finished successfully as of 21 hours ago; created 21 hours ago
Verifying username/password: Finished successfully as of 21 hours ago; created 21 hours ago

Is it getting ready to import? Is it not able to import entries?

Please help. I'm lost.
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[personal profile] bisharp
Hi! I've made a Dreamwidth Starter Kit, which is a compilation of tutorials and links and various persuasive meta I've found about DW by clicking around a lot. I figured that with the recent massive move, it might be useful to have all these things in one place.

Also appreciating links to any tutorials/guides/etc. that I may have missed!

(Some links on the list are really old though and may be outdated - let me know.)
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[personal profile] promethia_tenk
Hello all,

When LJ moved their servers to Russia, I wrote a post called How to Move to Dreamwidth and Like It with my accumulated advice and resources on making the switch and a heavy dollop of pep-talk and getting in the right frame of mind. Now with the Terms of Service debacle, it occurred to me that I should share it a little more widely than my circle.

When I wrote the post, I was operating under the assumption that most people would and should move in small stages, so the post is structured to support that. Now, I will admit that my basic advice has shifted to 'abandon ship as soon as possible,' but hopefully people still find it useful : )

Please feel free to share with anyone who you think could benefit.
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[personal profile] triadruid
I can't remember if it was a DW innovation or something LJ had as well, but isn't there something that will auto-open all cut tags loaded below?

I'm thinking along the lines of the ?show=C hack...
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[personal profile] madbernard
I'm using the Green Machine for Lefty theme from [personal profile] sarken , and it's doing justify = full on the post text.  I'd prefer justification that allowed for jagged right edges.  I've looked at the Customize Journal Style area, in Fonts and Text and a bunch of other places.  Maybe it's the cold that's making me skip past what I want?  Can someone let me know where to find a ticky box that will change it from full to left justification?
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[personal profile] thedisappearingcat
 When I make a comment on someone else's blog, I select a suitable icon. But when I post the comment my default icon is displayed instead of the icon that I chose. I tried to edit the comment to change my icon, and the default icon was nevertheless displayed.

Is there something I need to do in order to be able to select an icon when commenting, or has something gone fubar?

Edit: And it did it for posting to this community, too. 
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[personal profile] melle_chantilly
Hello! Is there a way to remove a tag from the autocomplete? I'm typing on the DW website on Chrome and the autocomplete brings up my old tags when I am typing tags in my entries. 

And so of my old tags are unfortunately triggering.

I could code my tags so that they don't pop up, have all the triggering ones start with an *, like a friend helpfully suggested. But I'd like to know if it is possible to remove some of them from the autocomplete, or alternatively to turn the autocomplete off?

Thanks!

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[personal profile] tuulentupa
Okay, this isn't really any "getting started" stuff, but I thought I could still ask about this here (or is there some other community that'd be better suited for this?)

I was very happy to find out you actually can import flexible squares journal style to dreamwidth, as my journal on LJ was built on that, and I wanted to make my DW similar. I did it, seemingly without trouble, but there are a few things that didn't quite work out:

1) people's names don't show on the reading page. They should, of course, appear under the icons, but there's nothing. It's a bit too much work to memorize everyone's icons to know who they are (well, of course I see who they are when I hover the mouse over the icon, but still. Not very handy.)

2) the subjects don't work as links to the posts

3) there's too much stuff in the header box - and, as this is DW and not LJ, I'd rather it said circle and not friends, but I simply can't figure out where to change that...

Can anyone help? I'm kinda clueless with these things... Number 1 is the only real problem here, the others don't matter that much.
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[personal profile] squid_ink
Is there a way to import only some of the LJ entries (by date)? I need to import all of 2012 and 2013 but cant figure out how to do it without redoing all the entries

I've already imported all of 2011 and older

thanks!
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[personal profile] ninamalfoy
In the past, it worked beautifully, as you can see on my DW page for my public entries (it also worked wonderfully for the flocked ones. But the latest two flocked entries don't have the 'crossposts: LJ link' thing. Is there a bug or did I forget something? *is confused*

I'd appreciate someone more tech- and DW-savy educating me about any possible failure on my part! :-)

Also, I got this when I tried to tag this entry with 'crossposting': "Tags error: You are not allowed to tag entries in this journal." Uhm?
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[personal profile] refno619012
Hi again,

I have a question (well, more like questionS) about how the volunteer tech support system is run. I decided to try to answer a few of the problems posted on the tech support board in exchange for points for extra icon spaces. 

For anyone who's never tried to answer the problems, this is the message posted at the bottom of each report ticket:

"Dreamwidth Support is an open-source project run by a community of volunteers. If you think you know the answer to this question, you're welcome to submit an answer in the box below. Your answer will be screened and evaluated by senior support volunteers for content. If your answer is first and correct, it will be sent to the person who submitted the question."

I was the first to post an answer to one issue.  I was polite in my answer and gave the person a specific suggestion that would help us better diagnose her problem.

I checked the board last night to find that someone else had also answered the question and gave the person the same suggestion that I did.  And upon logging out of DW, I noticed my answer did not appear (and thus had not been approved) even though I had posted it first and had given the same suggestion as this other person whose answer did appear and was approved) did.

So my question is, why was this?  I did nothing NOT to merit having my answer posted...my answer/suggestion was apparently correct, as indicated by the other person's answer/suggestion...I was polite...so what gives?
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[personal profile] refno619012
 Hello all,

Three days ago, I had the misfortune of stumbling upon a community that makes some quite disturbing posts.  I would prefer not to go into details of exactly what was posted in this community, so I'll just say that it goes against DW's Terms of Service and I reported it for the posts.  Since then, I have been waiting for a speedy response from DW as I've always heard that DW has excellent, speedy customer service.

But apparently, when you report a problem, the report is posted on a public list for volunteers to try to figure out in exchange for points.  Understandably, no one has volunteered to help with this issue, so since the problem has yet to be addressed and the nature of these posts is something that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, I'd like to contact the DW staff directly.  But I can't seem to find a link by which to do this.  Would anyone have one?
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[personal profile] tuulentupa
Hello! I came over from LJ a little while ago, imported my journal and everything, and ever since I've been crossposting to LJ. Now, I'd like to ask if it's possible to import the comments I've got on LJ to those crossposted entries, or if I import comments again, will it also bring over everything else? In other words, does the program realize that the posts & some comments are already here, and import only the new comments? I've a feeling that I'll eventually leave the whole LJ behind, but there are some comments I'd like to keep. Thanks!
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[personal profile] chomiji

I'm certainly not new, but at the moment I feel pretty confused.

I know that many of the layouts can be customized fairly easily - that is, via the wizards/options screens rather than by inserting CSS code.

The trouble is, I have no idea how to figure out which styles have which options without pitching out my current customized layout entirely to try out a new one.

LJ has, on the comm [livejournal.com profile] s2howto, an inventory of the base styles and what features each has, plus a cross-indexed link of features and which layouts have them. For example, here's the tag list in sidebar option, which also notes which layouts have the tag cloud as an option.

I have just spent some time trying to find such an inventory, with no joy. Can anyone point the way?

Thanks very much!

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[personal profile] cellio
Hi again,

Can you tell that LJ just messed up again? :-)

I just imported my journal, with comments. According to my profile page, I now have 27,374 comments (and I maybe had 20 before the import).

Um, where are they? They don't seem to be attached to the entries. Is this a "data is big, check back tomorrow" kind of thing, or did something go wrong? (The import page reports success.) Thanks!
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[personal profile] cellio
Hi,

I'm aware that I can cross-post entries between DW and other sites using the "post entry" page here. Is there an external client that can do this? Thanks.
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[personal profile] eldritch_panda
Hey Y'all,

I was just now trying to put a GoodReads widget on my profile, and it looks like something isn't working. There is whitespace where the widget should be, and the GoodReads logo, but none of the content is showing up. I check the code and everything looks good, though I did note that the widget uses iframe. I tried to search the web, yet I couldn't find anything that stated whether Dreamwidth supported iframe. Does anyone know?

Also, I was thinking about using Dreamwidth's open id capability to sign on to Livejournal, since some of the communities are more active there. Does anyone do this? What are your experiences with it if so?

Thank you for your time and attention.
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[personal profile] toumei
 Hi,

I was wondering if a community is actually restricted to only selected members who can post, would that make "members" and "subscribers" interchangeable by definition then? In other words, if post access is restricted, then there's no benefit of being a "member" since you can subscribe without being a member, right?

I just want to ask since I'm running a community but only few people can post. So I was wondering if "opening" membership has any benefits at all. Thanks!

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