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Open Diary Load [Jul. 30th, 2002|01:36 am]
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I know there are a number of folks who have migrated from the opendiary.com community and I'm one of them. I've written a VB6 program that will let them take their downloaded OD diary and post it to their LJ account. I'm looking for folks to test it out before I post all the code and such. There is more information at http://www.reluctantdba.com/OD2LJUtility/default.aspx and you can download it there as well.

Peace, fellow developers
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From: scientaestubiqu
2002-08-01 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm not from open diary, but I have moved from one community to another, and I know how useful this tool would be to the right people...

the easiest way for them to find you is to put open diary in your LJ interests... (there's 28 people interested in open diary already)

you only have a couple of interests listed, and they're not linking because they're seperated with ; instead of ,
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[User Picture]From: onelostsheep
2002-08-01 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I took your advice. Too much programming and too many uses of ; <wink>
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From: scientaestubiqu
2002-08-01 10:45 pm (UTC)
it happens to everyone :o)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-08-04 12:52 pm (UTC)

I don't know if your code is doing this or not (no OpenDiary data to test it with!) but you should be setting the prop_opt_backdate variable to 1 when posting these old entries, to tell LiveJournal that they aren't "current". This prevents misordering on friends' friends pages, and also makes sure LJ's internal "time of last post" isn't updated, although of course if you're posting from the least recent to the most recent this latter benefit won't matter.

Of course, you may already be doing this. Sorry if you are! ;)

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[User Picture]From: onelostsheep
2002-08-05 01:26 am (UTC)
<smiles> Yes, I am doing it but I appreciate you pointing it out to me. When I first was loading my stuff from OD I had entries in my LJ and it wouldn't let me post them until I switched that flag on.

Thanks again

J
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