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On Dreamwidth, Moving, Polls, etc.
The polls closed two days ago, and by a far-greater-than-the-Turkey-referendum-or-the-US-election margin, Move has won - with 21 for votes and one against. This means we're going to begin the process of moving the game to Dreamwidth, which we hope to complete by May 3rd, three days before the summer semester Welcome Picnic.

To do that, we're going to need everyone's help on two matters. Please make sure to read this post carefully.

1. Everyone needs to move their character journals to Dreamwidth
This one is fairly straightforward. You can't play in a Dreamwidth game if you don't have a Dreamwidth journal. Please make sure you have these ready by April 24th! If you have not yet made Dreamwidth backups of your journals, here's how to do it:

Dreamwidth comes equipped with an LJ importer tool that will copy all of your entries, friends, userpics and comments from your LiveJournal; all you have to do is enter your LJ username and password and tick all the necessary boxes when asked. You need a Dreamwidth account for this, but it doesn't necessarily have to have the same username as the one you're using on LiveJournal; any one will do.

The process takes some time, so don't expect everything to get imported immediately.

It's also finnicky about icons: it will only import all of them if your Dreamwidth account has enough icon space to hold them. A basic Dreamwidth account holds 15 icons - if you don't want to buy a paid account there, you'll have to let your paid account run out or delete icons until you hit 15 before you run the importer. It doesn't matter how many icons you've used in the past at that point: they'll all be imported, though you can only use fifteen of them until you buy more icon space.

Okay, so that's it?
No, there's more! This process will import all entries, comments, icons and friends to your account. However, you might have played out threads in other journals or communities. Those comments are not yet claimed, and aren't linked to your account.

Luckily, Dreamwidth has a function for that, too. Just go to the Claim Your OpenId page. Fill in your LiveJournal URL in the 'Claim a new OpenID URL' box, then follow instructions. It might take a while for DW to finish this process, but it will mail you when it's done.

2. We need to know which characters you intend to keep playing.
While Dreamwidth imports can take care of a lot, one thing it doesn't do is import community members. This means we'll have to do this manually, and putting effort into sending invites to characters you're not planning to play anymore is a bit of a waste.

We've had a Fandom High census poll in the works for a while; with an eye on the Dreamwidth move, we think this is a good time to deploy it. Please make sure to vote here by Monday, April 24th on which of your own characters you'd like to keep, and which you're not really planning to play anymore.

Finally, we'll make our final FH backup imports on May 5th. Please don't post anything into the comms at that time - we can't guarantee it'll make the trip over to Dreamwidth if you do.

Questions, comments, concerns?

A note about the future Dreamwidth friending list that I only remembered just now, and that people will probably like: the admin console still works for adding friends (with no limit per day) because the DW admins can comprehend the concept that it's not possible to spam someone via you reading their journal. So we'll be able to go back to "Copy this, paste it here, click go, and you're good" and poor lovely never_dull won't have to keep trying to update her app to overcome the many ways LJ breaks their own code.

The commands are a tiny bit different, because DW has things separated out into "read" and "give access," but we'll write the friending list text up to accomplish all of that, once we have a completed list to work with.

Edited at 2017-04-17 02:08 pm (UTC)

This will be awesome!

It also means I won't have to go pestering my friend who's a DW coder anymore going, "do you have any idea what LJ could have broken THIS time?"


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