January 1st, 2012


Dreamwidth.org now does Community Importing and I will import yours if you wish.

But only for paid accounts. Meaning if you have a mod account, that account needs paid time in order to do a transfer. I am importing anyway so there may be duplicate entries on DW. After I import, I'm going to go on LJ, mod every profile to say we're mirrored on DW, link the dw codeshare comm, and add the blurb about how LJ users can mod their entries using their remote account(?).

(From the DW News)
Community Imports

There are a few things you should be aware of before you go ahead and start importing your communities. Most of this has been mentioned in the last news post, but just to reiterate the salient details:

* You must be a maintainer of the community on both sites.

* The imported content will be owned by an OpenID account for the original author. This means that the content is still under the control of the author -- LJ/IJ/etc users can come to DW, log in with their remote account, and manage their content.

* This is temporarily restricted to paid accounts. We will undo this restriction as soon as the import queue has died down -- probably in a week or two?

* We have also temporarily limited comment imports to 100,000 comments. If your community has more than that, the comment import will fail. We will lift this restriction as soon as we're sure that we can handle the additional load. (Better safe than overloaded and slow!)

To initiate an import, you should head on over to the Import Content tool. At the top of the page will be a dropdown showing communities you control. Pick where you would like to import to, and the rest of the process should be pretty simple.

Please let us know if you have any trouble. We'll be watching this news post and the support queue and doing our best to make sure that this is an easy, pleasant experience.

If you would like me to import your community, let me know. I will need to be made mod on the LJ comm and DW comm to import while I still have my paid account. Once started, I will remove myself as mod.