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So...Dreamwidth and my LJ flist

I know that several members of my flist are excited about Dreamwidth, which is an effort by ex-LJ employees to create a new social networking/on-line journal site using LJ's open source code, but without Russian Overlords or kow-towing content restrictions to advertisers. Which all sounds great to me as well, but I like having my journal in one place, not spread out all over the internet.

That's one reason I set up feeds for friends who decided to move their own home bases to blog sites or insanejournal, etc--so I could read their entries without having to get off my comfy LJ armchair and slog over to where ever they live.

So here's the question to those of you who are getting Dreamwidth accounts--are you planning to move over there, and move all your journal content as well, and basically set up a new home? Or just open accounts and hang out in two places? I'm curious about this because if enough of you are, I might consider doing the same, but if you're planning to live in more than one place, I might just set up feeds, and open a Dreamwidth account solely for reading your locked entries.

*sigh* I don't care where any of us are, I just don't want to lose my community of friends.


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Apr. 7th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'm very tempted to purchase a Dreamwidth account, mostly to support the project. I will try to cross-post, but considering how badly I've neglected my InsaneJournal, I'm not sure how well that'll go. Maybe better than IJ because Dreamwidth seems way prettier and I know people will be over there doing fun stuff :)

But hey, my LJ is a permanent account. I'm not going anywhere!
Apr. 7th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Good to know. ; )
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Apr. 7th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Looks like Dreamwidth is going back to the old "get an invite or pay" business. At that rate, I doubt that's going to be a reasonable place to mass migrate. So far, things are fine here.
Apr. 7th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I don't think there will be a mass migration, and that's what has me worried. Splintering.
Apr. 7th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm giving the situation serious thought, because while I like LJ and I just paid for another year, it's also obvious that I can't post to my LJ without all hell breaking out, and that situation is not showing any signs of improving. If I move, it'll be to Dreamwidth, but I won't stop reading entries on LJ anytime in the near future.
Apr. 7th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
I think they are doing the invites/paid accounts over there to keep out the riff-raff. I don't blame you.
(no subject) - zvi_likes_tv - Apr. 7th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 7th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'm planning to get a dreamwidth account and duplicate my content for the foreseeable future. After a year or so I might end up using one journal more than the other, but it will depend on membership/friends more than anything else.
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
I just signed up for an openID account under my LJ name.
Apr. 7th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
The Dreamwidth thing is worrying me because I keep wondering if half my friendslist is going to abandon me overnight. ;) I...kind of don't want to move?
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Sounds like a lot of people on my flist are in wait-and-see mode.
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Apr. 8th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, there does seem to be that sort of skepticism abounding here. ; )
Apr. 8th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
I am hoping everyone stays put because I am just too damn lazy to move.

Don't leave me, friends!
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
My sentimonies too!

Apr. 8th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
For now, maintain two accounts. Long term, it depends totally on whether Dreamwidth manages to take hold and build itself into something worth gradually easing out of LJ for. I think it's got the potential to do that, but best-laid plans and all.
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Wait and see mode. Gotcha.
Apr. 8th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
honestly i moved to IJ because supposedly fandom went there. uh huh right. it was deader than methusluah and it was more annoying than LJ. Doubtful i'll go with dreamwidth. i just can't maintain that many journals
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I think most of fandom has a lot of inertia and isn't going to budge for anything less than total meltdown.
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Apr. 8th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm going to wait and see what happens. I may get a Dreamwidth account, but like you fear the splintering. And the loss of the great communities here.
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Splintering would be the worst. It's one thing to have one set of friends here and another there. But when an old group is half here and half there, then those people aren't interacting with each other, even if they're interacting with me.
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Apr. 8th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
I'm not planning on going anywhere. I like it here, and I hope everyone sticks around. Unless LJ implodes big time, it just seems more effort than it's worth to maintain multiple journals. I have an IJ account, but I almost never go there.
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
I don't mind keeping logins on multiple journals. But I like having all my posts in one place. It's my personal journal as well as a social sphere.
Apr. 8th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Echoing many of the above re: lazy, no wish to move. No Russians have invaded my domicile to date, or if they have they've been very quiet. As long as they don't steal my DVDs or bogart the fridge...
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't been particularly effected by any of the things that fandom was going "O Noez!!1!" about in the last couple years. But again, it's not me, its people I like to hang out with whose actions re: dreamwidth I'm concerned about.
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