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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:

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is being actively developed and there have been many code pushes since its foundation; some older information may be outdated and no longer relevant.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] sophus
I keep on finding myself automatically logged out of Dreamwidth within 36 hours or so of logging in, which is mildly inconvenient.

Is there a setting that I can use to increase log-in duration? And if so, where do I find it?
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[personal profile] rivendellrose
I was recently gifted with a paid account, and since I finally have access to the ability to add a custom mood theme, I wanted to upload my old mood theme from LJ. I had saved off all the gifs from that theme (it was one of the defaults there but not available here) before I deleted my journal there, and I was able to upload all the images and set up the console code without any trouble using these instructions here, but when I entered the final commands, a bunch (but not all!) of my commands came back with the error "You do not own this mood theme."

So now, around 14 of my mood theme images work, and the rest are blank. And I have no idea how to fix this, because it seems so dang arbitrary.

At first I thought the problem was that I had uploaded all the images to my image storage here on Dreamwidth and linked to them there, but if that was the case I would expect all of them to fail. Same with the theory that the system somehow knows that yeah, I admit it, I don't actually own these images, I saved them from my old LJ. While it would be sort of understandable... that would apply to all of the images. (And also, I'm guessing, to a lot of other people's mood themes that use images from TV shows, movies, etc.) So...???

It's dumb, but all I want is my little grey-blue animated cartoon kitties. Anybody have any experience with this problem or have an idea how to fix it?
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[personal profile] snapshotgun
Okay, so I've gone over the FAQs relating to posting pictures, and I cannot figure out how to do it. I've tried using my Instagram account to no avail. I've googled 'how to import pictures on dreamwidth' and couldn't find a satisfactory answer.

So please, if you can, can you show me or list the steps (one by one) on how you post a picture on Dreamwidth?

cross-posted to [community profile] ask_me_anything and [community profile] thequestionclub
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[personal profile] avismalus
Hi again! I have some more questions, this time regarding customizing the look of my journal.

I never used livejournal or anything similar so I'm extremely confused and can't really find any kind of guide that explains things without assuming you have prior knowledge of Livejournal. As you can see on my page, I've been messing around and managed to somewhat change my profile, but I still am confused and not really satisfied.

What I'm trying to achieve is making my layout look something like one of these:

Something extremely simple, basically I want my journal's front page just to be a navigation page. In the case of secretare, it seems like they basically have no theme, the only feature is the navigation post and the previous page button at the bottom. Also, when you click on their links, the pages it takes you to go back to being in the DW default theme for the comment page (if that makes sense?). I want to do something like this. catholicisms' is another example of the journal just being a single post with navigation links and no other features.

Sorry for these probably really basic questions... I'm not at all used to sites with this kind of setup and I can't understand layers versus styles versus coded post formats, etc...

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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[personal profile] avismalus
(is this group still active)?
well, hopefully someone sees this.
i've just made an account on this website a few days ago, in search of a roleplaying community. i've read a lot of resources made by DW users about getting started with the website, but i still have some specific questions that it's been difficult to find answers for. also, a lot of guides assume that you're experienced in using livejournal, which i am not. would anyone experienced in this website (particularly the roleplaying aspect of it) be willing to help me out and answer some questions of mine? kind of like a mentor?
thanks so much! it would be greatly appreciated!!
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[personal profile] nimueth
I'm really not sure if this is the right place to ask, because it's less to do with Dreamwidth specifically, and more about third party hosting. But I really don't know where else to look for help (google came up with zip), and who knows, maybe others have wondered this as well.

One of my favourite things about journal sites like DW are custom mood themes. I used Photobucket as hosting, but unfortunately ever since they revoked sharing privileges from free users, I was forced to look for alternatives. The problem is this: unlike Photobucket, they all generate random links. Even the ones that leave the original file name in the link will include random numerals, which means that using the admin console codes to quickly replace the hosting in the links is no longer possible.

I guess my question is, does anyone know of a workaround? I want to avoid doing it manually, if I can.
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[personal profile] fifty_fifty

I have been using OpenID in order to comment on LJ communities as I don't want to have an LJ account for obvious reasons.

I used to be able to log in just fine and post comments and create posts etc. But I recently got a new computer and went to log in and comment and it told me I needed to validate my email address. So I clicked through to a link and then clicked the link that was in the email that LiveJournal sent to my email address.

When I click this link in the validation email, it takes me to a page titled:

"Please, verify that you are human"
When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.

Then there's a continue button to click on. I click the page and it looks like it's doing something, but it takes me back to the same page again and I remain unverified and now unable to comment or post on any communities.

Any ideas as to how I can get LJ to actually verify the email address for my OpenID account? Thanks!
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[personal profile] gehayi

I've been told that recently--say, the past week or so--people have been coming to a comm that I co-mod (which transferred to Dreamwidth earlier this year), but they haven't been able to access it. This is happening with both Firefox and Chrome users, and is occurring both when they go directly to the blog and when they try to follow links to specific posts. In both cases, the server redirects indefinitely, so that they are effectively locked out of the comm.

As I said, this is very recent. We have made no changes recently to our comm's settings. Frankly, I am at a loss as to what could be causing this.

a) Does anyone know what is causing it? If so, what?

b) Does anyone know how to fix it? If so, how?
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[personal profile] zelda_queen
Hi! I had a question about the connection between the Open ID account used to edit community posts imported from LiveJournal and the LiveJournal account itself. Specifically, I was wondering if it's possible to continue to use that Open ID account to edit imported posts and delete the LiveJournal account the posts were imported from.

I'm a member of a community that's been imported here from LiveJournal and have periodically used my Open ID account to edit links in the old posts I made. I'm currently on the fence in regards to deleting my LiveJournal account, but I don't want to do it if it means I won't be able to edit those posts.

Than you very much!
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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?

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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?


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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



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