I just went over to Dreamwidth to see if something that's always irritated me about LJ (having to wade through communities and feeds when I'm setting up custom friends groups) was a problem there as well, or if they'd solved it.
It turns out that as part of the utterly reasonable change from "friends" to "subscriptions" and "access," they've also split filters into "reading filters" and "access filters." And, naturally, only actual users show up in the "access filters" section.
I love it when problems solve themselves.
Anyway. Between DW's introduction of tag merging, the full-text journal search, and the automatic cut expander (truly a thing of beauty: in DW, cut tags now have a little arrow next to them, and you can click the arrow to display the cut content without navigating away from your reading page), and LJ's trashing of their home page, I'm even more of a fan of DW. I've already moved imported the contents of jazzfish_media
into DW, and gone through and tagged them all as well. That was a remarkably painless process. From now on I'll be cross-posting medialog entries at DW and here, behind a cut so that they aren't inflicted on the people who chose not to follow the medialog. This will make for a good trial run for crossposting in general.
At this point, I'm waiting on three things before completely jumping ship: the ability to read flocked LJ posts from DW (required); photo hosting (just barely shy of required); and a client for the Device (optional). There's a strong possibility that all three of these things will be available by the end of summer.jadelennox
has put together a great post on why DW isn't all or nothing
. Of particular interest: it's trivially easy
for LJ users to log in to their OpenID accounts on DW, and I plan on recreating my existing flist and security groups using everyone's OpenID anyway. (Which may automatically set up OpenID accounts for you all anyway; I'm not quite clear on how that will work.) I've also got a handful of invite codes available should you want to create your own DW account. (In theory, someday there will be the option to merge comments made under your OpenID with your DW account.)ETA
also linked to coffeeandink's How to move from LJ to DW in six easy steps
, which I should really include here since seeing that link go by was one of the several things that prompted me to make this post.
I plan to keep DW as my main journal, and use LJ to stay in contact with the large number of non-DW readers. So I'll be cross-posting to LJ. I'd prefer to keep all comments on DW; I expect the additional hassle of having to log in over there (and lose your userpics) will cut down even further on comments. What I can do is crosspost entries, leave comments active on the LJ side, and regularly import the comments from LJ. This, of course, means more work for me, so I'd rather not do it. Hence, a poll!