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importing entries. [Apr. 22nd, 2007|06:39 pm]
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[knifeordeath]
Hey, I was just wondering if there is any client available to import all your entries into another lj?
I have read in the FAQ that LJ doesn't support this, but maybe there is a client that can help?

Many thanks, Siantelle
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[User Picture]From: otakulk
2007-04-22 08:32 pm (UTC)
I had some success with this by parsing the rss feed from one journal and using jlj to post it to another. The real problem was dealing with date formats. Advanced stuff like tags and things don't move well either, and you'll loose friends comments.

Someone a bit better at perl than I could probably get this done a bit better, I used XML::Simple.
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[User Picture]From: soundwave106
2007-04-23 04:12 pm (UTC)
I don't think there is a way to do a *complete* re-import.

In theory, I could probably modify my program (LJ-Sec) to allow you to post entries from one journal to another, with metadata (tags, etc.) intact. BUT, there is no way to export comments and replies that I know of. So I really didn't see that as a big priority for now.

Livejournal does have a journal renaming service, which costs money unfortunately.
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[User Picture]From: tatteredreverie
2007-05-05 07:40 am (UTC)
Hmmm...actually as long as the date and tags were intact as well as the text, I think that'd be pretty cool.

Sure, you'd lose comments and replies, but if you're just after a record of your thoughts...

But yeah, I see your point. Plus it'd probably be very time-consuming for you to modify it.

By the way, well done on your program. You must be very talented and diligent to create something like that.
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[User Picture]From: soundwave106
2007-05-05 03:30 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't be *too* time consuming to modify, probably a day of coding or so. When I could get around to it, however, who knows. When I created LJ-Sec, I had more time than I have right now.

And thanks for the compliments on the program. :)
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[User Picture]From: tatteredreverie
2007-05-05 07:22 pm (UTC)
Ah ok, well I guess only time will tell.

You're welcome. ^^

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[User Picture]From: soundwave106
2007-06-02 02:26 pm (UTC)
Just added the feature where you can copy your posts. :)
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[User Picture]From: tatteredreverie
2007-06-02 06:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome!

Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: knifeordeath
2007-06-03 08:43 am (UTC)
you legend, thankyou :)
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[User Picture]From: litch
2007-05-31 01:15 am (UTC)
any clues on a tool that would preserve all the comments?

could I archive everything through semagic and then point it at isanejournal?

the reason this community is going to get slammed
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[User Picture]From: soundwave106
2007-05-31 07:57 am (UTC)
Alas, while you can download comments through the LJ API, I know of no way to *post* comments through the LJ API. (And if you are migrating journals, it sort of makes sense as user IDs are not going to map well from system to system.)

Transferring posts is another story, and in light of recent issues, is something I should look at allowing LJ-Sec to do. One thing I could do is concatenate all comments into the post text itself, which while not idea would preserve some semblance of the journal entry.
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[User Picture]From: dr_kipper
2007-06-02 12:01 pm (UTC)
Amazing program...Tanks-a Billion!!
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[User Picture]From: soundwave106
2007-06-02 02:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
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