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Okay, tell me about Dreamwidth (looks at [ profile] ineptshieldmaid in particular.

I like the sound of it in terms of its policies and how it has managed to try and do right all the things LJ has done wrong. A while ago a core group of my flist moved over the InsaneJournal when they couldn't stand LJ anymore and while I try and keep up with both, it's frustrating. But better than losing them. I heard DW has a facility for cross-posting too... (someone will have to explain this to me in very basic terms, lol!)

So how does DW work? Me = poor student who doesn't like paid accounts, is there a free equivelent on DW like there is here? Am I right that I need an invite?

Date: 2009-04-16 08:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Yes, you'll need an invite. You can read more about it here.

Date: 2009-04-16 08:39 am (UTC)
ext_29560: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Aha, thanks.

Date: 2009-04-16 08:43 am (UTC)
ext_42328: Language is my playground (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Right now you need an invite; as of the 30th you can get a free account for... free.

Currently you can migrate your LJ to dreamwidth (copy all the content) but to cross-post you need Semagic or similar. There are rumours of fancy-pants built-in cross-posting features but they're not live yet.

Date: 2009-04-16 08:44 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Merci, my guru of all things dreamwidth :) I have been reading their policies and they do sound pretty wonderful.

Date: 2009-04-16 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually, you'll still need an invite after the 30th for a free account, but there will be plenty available among your friends (like me!) who are already there. In fact, I believe if you set up your OpenID ( over there now, you'll get one automatically 4/30. You can also pay $3 for one month of account, and then let it lapse to a free one.

And yes, there will be one-touch cross-posting built in by then, although DW will allow much longer posts, so I'm not sure what will happen with a post longer than LJ allows! Also, DW has nifty coding to identify DW usernames vs. LJ usernames vs. IJ usernames, which LJ won't recognize, so that may be a bit of a sticky wicket. I'm planning on cross-posting to LJ with all commenting directing to my DW. I think I'll also be referring all my LJ recs lists to their DW mirrors, because keeping up two sites with the username problem would be a nightmare.

Date: 2009-04-16 07:53 pm (UTC)
ext_29560: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I have set up my open id (as aleathiel still) and will poke around!

Date: 2009-04-16 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I haven't imported over there yet--I need to clean up my recs lists first! :D

Date: 2009-04-16 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I haven't set myself up properly yet. But I will of course be tracking down my friends when I do.


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