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Anyone have any ideas on how I can delete multiple entries from LJ quickly and efficiently? At the moment I'm deleting entries singly, and it's taking ages. (Yep, I'm leaving too. There's no way I'm giving third parties rights on The Kelpie. You can find me on Dreamwidth under the same user name.)

Date: 2017-04-17 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
When you delete your journal wouldn't it delete all the entries as well? ETA - I hope you've imported all your live journal content to DW first???

Date: 2017-04-18 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
Apparently not for six months or something. Deleting your entries is apparently safer.

Yes, my journal's over at Dreamwidth. Sadly, my wonderful links within the Kelpie trilogy are just so much trash — I spent hours linking chapters to each other when I posted them, and now it's all gone down the drain. I've re-linked the chapter indexes of Kelpie and Cuckoo to their respective chapters (will do Chimera next), because I'm compulsive that way, but it ain't been any fun.

Even more sadly — and this really has my heart bleeding — comments don't get imported. I deleted the first few chapters of the Kelpie yesterday (hence my post) after re-reading the comments, and it breaks my heart that those are gone forever. The comments on the Kelpie were the best I ever, ever got. I lived for those when I was posting the story. But as I said above, the Kelpie is MINE — okay, I'll allow that you have moral rights on the trilogy too, but NONE of it belongs to LJ — so it has to go.

Date: 2017-04-18 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure you can import comments. I just checked and mine are all there from when I did an update a few days ago. They got queued up for a couple of days but they came through. I'd hate to lose those - there's already a lot of 'deleted comments' on them where people have deleted their LJs and taken the option to delete all their prior comments as well.

Yeah, we did get a bit carried away on the comments to Kelpie didn't we? I have very fond memories of them myself. I'm glad we have AO3 to archive some of these stories but I don't think the comment section will ever be the same as on LJ.

Date: 2017-04-18 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
Just went and checked and there's a box to tick for comments on the importer https://www.dreamwidth.org/tools/importer

Date: 2017-04-18 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
I think I checked every box there was — my icons and everything else imported, but the comments didn't. :( Perhaps they'll show up some time, like bad pennies.

Date: 2017-04-18 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com
DW imports have been running very slowly. How long ago did you do the import? My last one took over 24 hours.

Date: 2017-04-18 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
'Bout four days ago . . .

Date: 2017-04-18 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com
:(

One last thought. DW emails you when your imports complete. Maybe check that? It'll tell you if something failed and what you got.

Good luck!!
Edited Date: 2017-04-18 04:32 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-20 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
The import was aborted :( I musta done something stupid somewhere along the way.

As far as I can make out, the journal got imported in its entirety, but the comments didn't. I've filed a support request.

Date: 2017-04-18 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com
No! Comments do import. When you run the import you can check off what you want to bring in, and comments have their own little check box.

Date: 2017-04-18 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackmare.livejournal.com
I don't know an easy way to do it, sadly.

Oh, if you do end up deleting your LJ, be aware that anything you have saved in Memories here will not import to DW, so you'll need to look at your links and anything you want to keep, you'll have to do it by hand.

Date: 2017-04-18 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
Thanks for the hint. I'll check for those. Dreamwidth unfortunately doesn't import comments, which is a bit of a bummer.

Date: 2017-04-18 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cuddyclothes.livejournal.com
I think my comments imported. Do you also have your fics on A03?

Date: 2017-04-18 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
Not all of them, just the more recent ones.

Date: 2017-04-20 02:15 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] flywoman.livejournal.com
My comments transferred to DW.

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