Aug. 26th, 2007

Moving to IJ for Dummies

As promised for several weeks, "Moving to IJ for Dummies", your guide to mirroring and cross-posting, including a few points about Semagic that you really need to know.

Mirroring your journal )

Cross-posting )

And that's the essentials sorted. Now you just have to go through your journal at your new home and re-tag *yawn* and find a layout that you like. I recommend using Bloggish and having a hunt through its themes. If you have a paid account (for IJ) you can create your own layers or nab them from here. There's also details here on how to replicate a 3-column layout on IJ.

Final things to do )

And I think that's everything...

Aug. 23rd, 2007

Quick question

..for all those using Semagic to cross-post:

Are your tags making it onto IJ? Mine are only making onto LJ...

ETA: Found a solution.

Aug. 13th, 2007

Some links that people might like to know about (if they don't already):

beyond_lj, which is a fandom directory for all those setting up shop elsewhere, so that people can find you again.

pay_no_more, a place for LJ account holders (paid, permanent, whatever) "To estimate the number of people whose decision to stop paying for theLiveJournal accounts was caused by their dissatisfaction and/ordisagreement with the 6A/LJ behaviour in the sequence of events thatstarted with the Strikethrough earlier this year." Add your comment, fill in the responses, be counted.

I intend to post a summary of the how-to-migrate, how-to-cross-post stuff (mostly for [info]nymphish, aka [info]ferret_shock *hugs best mate*) soon; I'm just finding the whole thing a little wearing right now. Bah humbug! Seriously, this whole business is pissing me off so much. I want my community back and I want people to be able to read/write fanfic and discuss DH in peace. Bastards!

Aug. 11th, 2007

Having spent the afternoon faffing on with both GJ and IJ, I've come to the conclusion that I prefer IJ (except for the user interface colour schemes, all of which suck) and its more up-to-date code. I think I'll be routing most of my traffic through IJ (comments, flist etc) henceforth. So I have been on a friending exercise...

alaana_fair, alisanne, aoife, calico_jynx, celandineb, charlotteschaos, darklocket, eeyore9990, elfflame, emmagrant01, enchanted_jae, ferret_shock, fourth_rose, frayach, furiosity, hd_obsession, jamie2109, kit, legomymalfoy, lillithium, nessime_lisen, oceaxe, piratesmile331, ravenna_c_tan, sansa1970, silentauror, softly_sweetly, twistedmiracle

This was everyone whose name I recognised. I'm sure I've missed a few. If you think you should be on my IJ flist, shout me!

Now it's time for leftover curry, dealing with icons and then logging on to Everquest. Oh, and if someone could direct me to a good set of "LJ are wankers" icons, I'd appreciate it muchly.


Aug. 8th, 2007

Bah humbug!

I hate this!

I hate having to cross-post (although it does actually work quite well). I hate the fact that GJ has old code and can't do half the things I want. I hate that IJ's interface is so offensive (I thought ppl were exaggerating about that, but no, it's horrid). I hate that I'm going to have to spend hours setting up both GJ and IJ to look in any way acceptable. I hate that I will have to choose a singe site (probably GJ) to route all my comments through.

I really fucking hate that LJ/SA are being such bastards about everything. And this horrifies and disgusts me. See [info]coffeechica's post and subsequent thread for where it really gets unpleasant.

Just... No.

Aug. 7th, 2007

Testing 1-2-3!

Test to see if I can post to LJ, GJ and IJ in one go...

Is it working..? Anyone?

Aug. 5th, 2007

Test post... I'll be attempting to copy over my LJ using some of the clever tools various ppl have been mentioning. Until then, little will be occuring here.

LJ/SA stupidity

Dear all,

I am now present on GJ and IJ as queenbarwench. I'll be attempting to copy this journal to those two using some of the nifty tools various ppl have been mentioning. That will most likely occur tomorrow evening. Apparently, aforementioned tools can be used to cross-post to LJ, GJ and IJ, so I expect I'll be running all three as a unit while fandom makes its collective mind up.

I'll let you know how well that works...

Jun. 1st, 2007

Exsqueeze me, baking powder!

So I don't check LJ for a week and look what happens!! And just as I was planning to make some recs...

Ah well, in celebration of getting [info]pornish_pixies back, here's a rec anyway:

The Burning Times by DracosDirtySecret. This is not a happy, shiny fic. You'll want to read the warnings. But if you get past those, it's well worth it.

Oh, and another one! House Booty is Bad Booty by oceaxe. Fantastic UST! Nuff said.

I've also opened a GreatestJournal account here, in case of emergency. I really hope SixApart get their act together soon. I like my cyberhome and I have no desire to move.