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fikgirl ([personal profile] fikgirl) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2009-05-05 12:24 pm
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Importing LJ without tags and access lists

I have a question about importing. I want to import my LJ account, but I don't want to import the tags or the access lists/filters applied to the posts. If I import comments, it states that it will import all journal entries. Are the entries imported as public or private? I don't mind if everything imported is set to private initially. I can manually turn on which items I want to be public. I do, however, want to make sure that not everything shows up as public.

Does this make sense at all?
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[personal profile] stellar_dust 2009-05-05 04:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe the privacy will be set to whatever it was on the journal you're importing from, unless your default setting here is stronger. ie, if your default here is public, the privacy will be set exactly how it is on the other site; if your default is locked, it'll all be locked and/or private; and if your default is private, it'll all be private. You should be able to change your default to private here, then import your other journal, then set it back - that's what I did.
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[personal profile] carolyn_claire 2009-05-05 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Here's a question: what if your LJ is set to friends only by default, so that when you post all entries are flocked but only because the posting default is to flock and not because you've set it as such in the post? I make posts over there without changing the post setting from public to friends, because LJ does that for me automatically. When the journal is ported over, will those posts retain LJ's automatic friends setting, or go with what was on the post, when it was made, which was public?
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[personal profile] mu 2009-05-05 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I imagine it would keep the friends-only setting -- whether or not you set it manually on an entry-by-entry basis or had LJ automatically default to friends-only, the entry has the friends-only security on it. :)

when I brought over my LJ, I set my DW minimum security to private first. it brought over everything as a private entry, even though I had a mixture of public, friends-only, and filtered posts -- just what I wanted! then I set my DW minimum security back to friends-only for all my future posts.
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[personal profile] carolyn_claire 2009-05-05 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Doesn't setting to private, here, require you to then go through and pick entries that you want to un-private, one by one? There's no way to tell it, "Go back to the way I had it on LJ"--they're all private, now, correct? If one did a mass reset to a less restrictive level once those posts were here, they'd all change to that new level, right? Setting to private in case something goes wrong during the port is tempting, but having to go through five years of posts and re-opening certain ones wouldn't be, so I've decided not to do that, I think.
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[personal profile] stellar_dust 2009-05-05 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, I think that's true. I wanted mine set to private because I only foresee using the imported entries as a backup - if I do unprivate some posts later, it'll only be a select few. If you want it *exactly* the way it is on LJ - public, locked, filtered, private - set your DW to minimum security "public" before you import. I think.
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[personal profile] mu 2009-05-05 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
that sounds about right, I think.
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[personal profile] worn_words 2009-05-06 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
the entries are imported as whatever you had on LJ. I have a few public posts, a few private posts, and a lot of "friends only" posts. everything imported as the same: few public, few private, and a lot of "access list".
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[personal profile] worn_words 2009-05-06 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
um, I have no idea!
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[personal profile] cesy 2009-05-07 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
I would guess they'd become private.

If you just want to import all your posts as private, then as someone said above, set your DW to private default, import, then set it back to normal, and the imported posts will stay private.