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So, is there a way to add a feed on someone's LJ flist for people posting only on DW?

Or would people get very cross, because they want to have left completely? As far as I can tell it isn't possible, so it's a very hypothetical question...

ETA: I appears to be possible, although it might be easier to set up DW notification for the DW accounts you want to follow.

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Date: 6 April 2017 07:29 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
I believe paid accounts on LJ are able to create RSS feeds that can be subscribed to over there? I don't know where/how because I never had a paid account.

I'll assume this would have the same issues as following someone from LJ on your DW reading list by syndicating their feed: no flocked posts and no cut tags (so you see all the content of the post directly on your flist.)

But, yes, if someone has gone so far as to delete all their ties to LJ, you might want to check first if they're ok with you re-importing their content.

The other real option in you really don't want to have to maintain a DW reading list is just to set up notifications for yourself when the person posts. That does require a DW account, though maybe you can do it with open ID? Are you asking for yourself or someone else?

ETA: ok, I see. Yes, I'm pretty sure it can be done. But it would be annoying and you'd miss posts and you're probably better off using notifications or just making yourself a reading list on DW.
Edited Date: 6 April 2017 07:39 pm (UTC)

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Date: 8 April 2017 02:24 am (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (river investigation)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Yeah, I went and snooped around and found the impetus for the question. Because I am a creeper.

I have just resigned myself to having two flists... Although considering how many have flounced off the last few days, there'll be less overlap now. :)
You've gotta filter your default view to hide the duplicate posts. Give everybody a bit to see where they settle and then with the people who reliably cross-post, decide which side you want to read them on and hide them on the other. That way you're not scrolling through pages of stuff you already read, and you don't have to unfriend anybody.

Once you've done that, reading two flists is seriously no more nuisance than reading one. Matching your visuals helps too, but you've already done that.

I am, weirdly, suddenly suffering from the inverse problem. Which is, I've been reading two flists for four years now and deleting my LJ has left me with that sensation you get when you think there's one more step on the staircase than there is and you either trip over the air or slam your foot into the ground. So, yeah, you can definitely get used to it *g*

ETA: I think it's a sign that the tipping point truly has been reached that the people who have stayed behind on LJ are suddenly having to learn the coping strategies that the early adopters have been relying on for years (RSS feeds, managing two flists).
Edited Date: 8 April 2017 02:33 am (UTC)

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Date: 11 April 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Still on my iPad, so I apologize for not copy-pasting the bit I'm replying to, but iOS likes to make it difficult. I have, however, remembered that I have a cheap Bluetooth keyboard lying around, so at least typing is somewhat tolerable!

I'd forgotten about your foot! Probably the most inferior-Se thing I've ever heard. "I broke it on something that wasn't there."

THERE IS A TUMBLR BLOG ABOUT HOW TO MOVE TO DREAMWIDTH. Blew my mind: https://dreamwidth-help.tumblr.com

I figured the only people on Tumblr who cared at all about LJ/DW were the ones already here, and then why would you talk about it on Tumblr?

I don't think I can speak for everybody who is angry about LJ, though of course one would be more angry about LJ than Facebook. Facebook is just RL!

Though I *did* get super angry at Facebook and rage quit, so I may not be representative. (I joined Facebook back when you had to be a college student to even get an account. Then they started letting other people in, but that was fine. And *then* they started changing privacy settings without warning, such that suddenly something you'd hidden was visible to everybody without your permission. And some things that you used to be able to keep private you couldn't anymore. And then they introduced a new TOS that was basically paving the road for them to become the giant internet octopus with its tentacles in all of your business all over the web that we know and hate today. So I quit.

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Date: 7 April 2017 01:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowkat
Yes, or at least there used to be. I had a feed of people who were posting only on DW.

A better question, is there a way to add a feed to DW for people posting only lj for those of us who left?

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