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Jan. 7th, 2009


Simulposting with Semagic help?

I hope this is all right to post here.

Back during Strikethrough, I used Snapetoy's post on how to set up Semagic to simultaneously post to multiple journals and have been happily doing so. However, I got a new computer this week and realized I don't remember how to set that up, and of course the post was on GJ and is now history! Does anyone remember how?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

ETA: Thanks to [info]eemilyvr1 for the link!

Mar. 15th, 2008


tags question

I have a question. I'm toying with the idea of starting a comm on LJ to *actively* help people move (provide tech support, correct misconceptions, and move people *anywhere*, not just InJ, but Wordpress, etc). Sort of like popping a six-pack and getting your friends over to help move.

Anyway, I can wrap my head around everything (icons, commenting, setting up feeds) ... except tags. When I moved, the tags didn't move with me. At 4,000 LJ entries, that's no small thing. Is there a method of moving that will take the tags along too?

BTW if you'd like to form this kind of comm, please do. I have little tech knowledge myself. And increasingly the people left are not hold-outs, they're *stranded*. Also someone who speaks Russian might be an idea -- it seems silly to be separated from a population of bloggers who're living in an even more dire political situation.

Mar. 14th, 2008


Adult Content Notice

Please forgive me if this has already been beaten to death, it's just I only noticed it yesterday. What is the point of the 'Adult Content Notice' if when you click it, it doesn't take you to the link? You can click "Yes, I am 18" but unless you log in, nothing happens. Of course, you shouldn't have to be logged in, that's the whole point.

This also forces you to keep an LJ if you want to read anything there at all (well, that is 'Adult Content').

I guess if they've disabled that feature, they ought to just change that screen to say 'Not Accessible' or something.

Dec. 26th, 2007



Hey there

My LJ may go poof real soon (Im ready to leave) but before I do, anyone know how OpenID works if Im only an insanejournal user but still want to comment in friends' journals?

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Dec. 23rd, 2007


Poll time!

Poll #740 Reasons for migration
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Which was the worst journaling experience that made you migrate here to Insanejournal?

View Answers

Livejournal strikethrough, 07?
167 (69.9%)

Greatestjournal's owner system's constant unpredictable restrictions?
58 (24.3%)

48 (20.1%)

Dec. 22nd, 2007


Archiving & Transferring Entries from LJ/GJ...

Hey everyone. :) I was wondering if maybe I could get some help. I'm pretty sure this isn't where I need to go for this, but considering I'm new to IJ, I'm not sure where to address the issue. After reading your entries/comments, there seem to be several people that have gone through this process - so I'm hoping one of you can help.

I am currently a user of LJ & GJ both... and after dealing with all the nonsense on both sites, I'm just ready to start elsewhere. When GJ suggested IJ, I created one immediately. However, I'm having a slight bit of a problem trying to back up my previous entries on the other sites. I want to back up my entries to my hard drive & then transfer them over to IJ.

I am using LJARCHIVE.. but for some reason it won't let me connect to either of their servers to obtain my journal entries. It just keeps telling me that the server has stopped responding - when I'm connected just fine for everything else. Has anyone had this problem and know how to fix it? Or does anyone know of any other software that is used for the same purpose?

I would really like to start using my IJ, but I'm trying to wait until I've transferred the older entries before I do. Can someone help me? Please & thanks bunches!!!

EDIT: Apparently, my .NET FRAMEWORK wasn't up to date...even though I had just downloaded what I thought was the lastest version. I'm currently downloading/installing the updates from Microsoft Updates to that to see if that solves the problem. I'll keep you updated.. as soon as these finish. Thanks for all your help! :)

Dec. 10th, 2007


Re: GreatestJournal Refugees...

I noticed we have 2 (TWO) asylums for GJers to find each other: [info]findgjers and [info]gjmeetup. The first was created on 12/09, the second on 12/10.

None of them has GJ or GreatestJournal listed as an interest -- actually, there are no listed interests at all. One of the maintainers set up a welcome post, so I left a comment. The other, I don't know.

Again, please don't forget to list relevant interests, so users are able to find you via the interest search. Not only is it a great help for networking, it would also avoid redundancy.

To all the GJ RolePlayers: IJ STILL HAS COMMENT ROT. This means your comments might disappear without notice. (Eta: I don't mean the problem of comments sometimes not showing up right after you posted them; this can be solved simply by commenting again: both comments show up, delete the redundant one. What I mean is that weeks or months after posting, comments or whole comment threads are gone.)

It won't be fixed until the next code update goes live. I've written about this before ("Known Site Issues"). I know it sucks; at the moment there's always at least one downside no matter which journaling service you choose. :(


Dear [info]07refugees mod (*waves @ [info]keieeeye*): Would it be possible to update the profile page, and perhaps create a sticky post on top of the page (some journal styles, e.g. Unearthed, allow for that) with the most important rules, necessary information, and asylum links? (I'll gladly help if needed.)


I was once known as [info]vampiress_diva @ gj. Has anyone notice the URL is not working now? I think gj is dead. Oh well.

Sep. 25th, 2007


Mozilla plug-in

Hello, long time lurker and fellow refugee here.

I thought that I had seen a post that discussed a plug-in for Mozilla Firefox so that I could have two IJ accounts logged in at one time. Was that posted here? I'd love to get it, since I'm ready to give up (finally) on IE.

Any help will be appreciated, and if this is the wrong place for this question, I do apologise.

Sep. 23rd, 2007


Open ID and friends locked posts

I was hoping someone here could help with a problem.

I understood, perhaps wrongly, that someone on LiveJournal could friend an InsaneJournal user's open ID and then, if the IJ user subscribed to the LJ user's feed, she would see friends-locked posts on her IJ friends page.

However, [info]happier_bunny logged into LJ with as her OpenID identity, and made a comment on a post on my LJ. Then she subscribed to a feed of my LJ, but cannot see my friends locked posts, even though I friended her open ID.

Did we do this wrong?

Should we have used instead, for instance? Or did we just get the whole process wrong?

Thank you.

Sep. 20th, 2007


Ads, ads everywhere?

Hello, sorry I haven't posted in a while. But has anyone else but myself noticed that there are more advertisements on profile pages even if you don't have a plus account? By that I mean, when you're not viewing your own profile, has anyone else noticed an increase in advertisements? I saw a placeholder for one on burr86's profile but I don't know. :\

I have a basic account, btw.


Wikipedia Question

Hi. I'm just wondering when did this whole "new user can't edit wikipedia article of Livejournal until September 30" thing started. I've been out of the loop for a bit, and am just wondering if it was because users are putting the drama on there and people from SA were deleting it or did something else happen post that whole thing that I missed.

Aug. 24th, 2007


A bit of confusion

I'm not sure if I wound up coming to this conclusion due to the part about membership in adult-oriented communities, or if I've read something on the matter somewhere else. I honestly cannot remember.

Is it, or is it not, more or less mandatory on IJ to flock explicit material? If it's not, I want to be able to correct my errors on the matter, because I've advised a few people that it is. I'm sure I remembered reading something on that, but it's not in that faq where I thought it was, so now I'm wondering if I'm just going crazy.

I'd ask in Support or somewhere like that, and I will if no one's certain at the moment, but with the new server move and the OpenID errors, it's really something that can wait until things settle down. In the meantime I figured I'd ask in here, since the boundary lines are a part of why we all came here from LJ.
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Aug. 20th, 2007


Breaking Down

I've done it. I've joined IJ as a free user for now because of how tired I am of LJ. This is coming after Anildash popped up again InnocenceJ again to refute the idea of big old corporate scheming using Occam's Razor. By this explanation then, their reasoning is that the one doing all the deciding in this is an idiot rather than out to make money.

I'm not gonna comment on that except what I said in the thread, and that I should thank him for pushing me to join IJ finally instead of just lurking. Now . . . where's the anime comms? And how do I get the handy toolbar, or do I gotta pay for it? ::rubs hands::

Aug. 11th, 2007


Can importing get easier?

Well, I am thinking that IJ is the better alternative (vs. GJ) but sadly I dont see if there is a way to import my LJ journal entries from the past into this journal. Anyone know?


Aug. 9th, 2007


Hi, I'm yet another LJ refugee setting up shop here! So far I love it! Everyone's so nice!

Anyway, I have a question, & I'm sorry if it's been asked already: is there a comm or somesuch with custom layouts of any kind? I wish I could transfer my custom LJ one here, as I've really gotten used to it, but it doesn't seem compatible.

Thanks in advance!


IJ info needed

I have several friends who are hesitant to come over to IJ because they're not sure the site can take it. Is there anyone who could point me to info about Squeaky's preparations for handling an influx of LJ refugees? As for the User Stats, it says there are 45,301 total members (atm) but only 1680 are "active." What does "active" mean? That they've posted in the last day/week/month?

Aug. 8th, 2007


*this close from pulling her hair out*

Hi there everyone. I'm yet another LJ refugee. There's an article about how to jump ship from LJ and in it, it mentions using LJ Archive to archive your whole journal. What I can't seem to figure out is how to take that archive and load it into my nifty new InsaneJournal account. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but I've had a hell of a day and stressing about this is kicking my ass. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.


Do any of these journal migration tools also preserve posts from your LJ Memories that are from *other people's* journals?

Because I realized that makes up about half the stuff in my Memories.


Looking for a community

Anyone know if a rare pair community has been set up?

I'm looking for some Riddick (Pitch Black)/Cam (SG-1) fic.

EDIT: [info]rare_pairs

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