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Backing up to Dreamwidth

All: I'm planning to back up the contents of sga_saturday to a community of the same name on Dreamwidth to preserve the contents of our community in the event that something should happen (*cough* censorship) due to the illegality of some of our works under the current laws of Russia (in June 2013, a federal law criminalizing the distribution of materials among minors in support of "non-traditional" sexual relationships, was enacted as an amendment to an existing child protection law). Seeing as the LJ servers have recently been moved there, this is a real concern.

Please let me know if you are a contributor to this community and have any concerns about having your content backed up to DW.

I'll give it a week before I proceed.


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Jan. 8th, 2017 01:22 pm (UTC)
Um, moving all the content to DW is not moving the comm to DW? What is it then? *scratches head*

Oh, I have a fic here. You just never found it necessary to create a tag for me. *shrugs*

And yes, I mainly mean my comments here. I know that OpenID gives me somewhat control over them but that still doesn't change the fact that my fic and comments show up on a platform where I don't want them to be.

Why should I go to a platform I don't like/am uncomfortable with (and to be clear, since the move I'm uncomfortable on LJ too), create an open ID with them/claim my open ID there and delete my stuff? It's your job as a mod to either not import/transfer such content or delete it when it's not possible to not import/transfer it. Especially when it's pointed out to you. That's the job of a mod.
Jan. 8th, 2017 03:14 pm (UTC)
You as the creator were supposed to request an author/artist tag with your first work (and a tag for any new pairings). If I missed your request, I'm sorry. But I worked really hard as a mod of the comm to respond to everyone's needs, so the sarcasm, and the implication I somehow played favorites, is astonishingly hurtful. There are no favorites in this comm. Please indicate what story you wrote so I can add your tag.

Also, I never used the word moving. That's you repeating that word for some reason. Moving implies deletion of the original. We are only copying or backing up the data, and are leaving the original intact. This LJ comm will still be the primary location for the comm and I will be doing regular backups (monthly, probably) so keep that in mind if you don't want any new content to end up on DW in the future.

Data backups are a way of life. You haven't said why you dislike DW, but whatever the reason, this is our only option for backing up our comm for free (and with ease).

Anyway, once you tell me your story URL, I will proceed with the backup and then delete your story from it. Regarding your comments, you should have total control via openid. But you are free to do a mass delete on all your comments here on LJ before the transfer if you prefer. Then they won't be transferred at all. I think it would be a terrible waste and a loss and leave holes in the conversation, but I don't want you to be uncomfortable.

That's the only simple solution the technology offers. I'm sorry it's causing you so much woe.
Jan. 8th, 2017 04:59 pm (UTC)
Woha, I'm stepping away from this.

Don't worry. Everything has been deleted. Comments in this post will be deleted tomorrow or so.
Jan. 9th, 2017 01:36 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. That's not the outcome I'd hoped for.

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