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As of this morning, I think half of my active friendslist is gone to DW. Many of them (more than half?) aren't crossposting to LJ. I'd really rather not lose contact with people, but I barely keep up with my friends page on LJ, I don't think I could keep up with a DW circle(? is that the right term? Circle?).

Ugh. I don't blame people for leaving if that's what they want to do. I just wish there were an easy way to pull all the posts I want to read on LJ, DW, and elsewhere into one big feed.

You can make an RSS feed of your journal on either site, I wonder why you can't get a feed for your friendspage/circle? That would solve this problem.

Ah ha, hmmm, LJ DOES have a feed for your friendspage! http://user.livejournal.com/data/rss_friends (But that works only if you have a "professional" level account, which luckily I do.) So I suppose I could read on DW and pull my LJ friends list in there...

Well how do you like that. I made this post to complain, and by the end of it I solved my own problem.

I suppose now I have to somehow set up crossposting to both places...

Just to be confusing: I'm thistlechaser there (no underscore). Follow me here for the most likely chance of seeing my new posts. Follow me there to see them if I get this crossposting thing worked out.

Date: 2017-04-07 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orangerful.livejournal.com
And I'm guessing that is a post if f-locked it won't show up in the RSS feeds?

I'll be here. I am far too lazy and unorganized to check more than one flist LOL

Date: 2017-04-07 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Hmmm that's a good question. I suppose I'll have to check that, look for a locked post through LJ and see if it shows up on DW. If it doesn't, then that solution won't work. I suspect it will show up though, since the feed will just mirror what "I" (my login) would see.

Date: 2017-04-07 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gonzostar.livejournal.com
I'm not leaving! I'll go down with this ship!

Date: 2017-04-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Me neither! I just want to continue to be able to read everyone from my friends list... sadly that got more complicated with people spreading to DW.

Date: 2017-04-08 09:00 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-07 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com
Crossposting's fairly simple, or anyway, the FAQ over there is useful. Let me know if you have questions or whatever.

Date: 2017-04-07 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Ah thank you! I got distracted and hadn't gone looking for the info yet.

Date: 2017-04-07 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kishenehn.livejournal.com
I'm sure you can guess my thoughts on the matter, so I'll just sit here quietly. :)
Edited Date: 2017-04-07 07:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-07 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Yeah, and I don't disagree at all. But people are free to leave if they want, I just want to be able to keep reading them without too much more effort. :)

Date: 2017-04-07 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com
Heh. The paranoia's a bit much, yes. I was already on both sites, so I'm just going to keep on keepin' on.

Date: 2017-04-08 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fbhjr.livejournal.com
I've created one over there, but haven't used it yet.
I'm going to stick it out here as long as I can...

Date: 2017-04-08 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Agreed. Even now that I set up the feed, I don't really want to bother dealing with two sites... It's everyone's choice to go or not, but it would be so much easier if everyone were in one place.

But I'll be here until they close the doors on us.

Date: 2017-04-08 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coconuthead.livejournal.com
Yep. I'm aebleskiver over there, and I've only joined in a desperate attempt to hang on to people, not because I am leaving here. But ugh.

Date: 2017-04-08 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Agreed: Ugh.

Blah!

Date: 2017-04-08 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghost-light.livejournal.com
I am still here.

Date: 2017-04-08 06:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-08 05:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] isiscolo.livejournal.com
I would really love it if you substantially moved; you're one of the few people I still follow on LJ, and honestly, I've gone from checking LJ daily to a couple of times a week, if I remember. I have been thinking about making feeds for everyone I actually read here. But I don't think that locked posts will carry over.

Date: 2017-04-08 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
I'm not moving, that's off the table (sorry!). Current plan looks like I'm going to post on LJ and read on DW. If I post on DW and let it crosspost to LJ, then I lose icon selecting ability, not to mention issues with locked posts (if I ever want to lock one).

I used your idea! For you and anyone else who wants, there's a RSS feed of my LJ posts. I think you're right, it won't pick up locked ones (I think), but like I said, I almost never lock them.

Anyone can use this to see my LJ posts on your DW page: http://thistlelj-feed.dreamwidth.org/

Date: 2017-04-08 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com
FWIW, if the situation changes and you decide to go with DW, which I understand you're not at the moment:

you can lock posts from the DW cross-poster. And, in fact, use filters that transfer over to LJ. (Or more accurately, were transferred from LJ to begin with.) The icon stuff, that's more of a problem, alas.
Edited Date: 2017-04-09 12:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-09 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Hm, that's good to know about the locked posts, at least!

You'd think someone would have coded something by now to make all -journal sites more interactive...

Date: 2017-04-08 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawk-soaring.livejournal.com
I'm staying here... but I added you there. :)

Date: 2017-04-09 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistle-chaser.livejournal.com
Thanks! Added you back!

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