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Monica ([personal profile] cellio) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2012-10-30 09:48 pm
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importing comments

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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Not a volunteer, but...

[personal profile] rhi 2012-10-31 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
As I remember, the entries come in in one batch, and the comments in another batch and somehow get matched up properly. (I think icons and other data come in another batch or so, as well.) It might just be that LJ has sent a lot of people migrating and it's taking a while. Good luck, and glad to have you here!
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Re: Not a volunteer, but...

[personal profile] rhi 2012-10-31 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm! Sorry, now we're past my knowledge. I'm with you, that does look a little odd. Okay: the FAQ entry on importing a journal is here and it says you'll get an email when the import is finished. I know your profile is showing the 27K comments; have you received the email saying they're done? If not, it may simply be that that job hasn't processed yet.

If you have received an email saying the import is finished and you still don't have comments, you may need to report it, and you'd do that here.

Sorry not to have been more help, and good luck!
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[personal profile] liv 2012-10-31 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
The Support board at the moment has several dozen reports of comments not importing, so it looks to me like there's actually a bug. No idea whether it's DW's importer, or LJ, or just the whole thing being overloaded because, as you noticed, LJ messed up again and everybody is backing up or migrating. But I'll let you know if anyone posts an answer.
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[personal profile] meridian_rose 2012-11-01 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm having a problem importing comments too. I ran the importer yesterday and again just now, but my new comments on my x-posted to LJ entries are not being imported.
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2012-11-03 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
So, recently we found the problem and are working on a fix as time allows. (LJ changed their output again--not malicious, just the breaks of relying on external stuff!)