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Here's a cool thing I didn't know: if you commented on DW with OpenID (a LiveJournal account or somesuch) and now you have a Dreamwidth account, you can connect the comments that you made with OpenID so that they will look like you left them with your Dreamwidth account.

On another note, last night I read this from [personal profile] solarbird and laughed because it was so familiar.
It is freakish to be on an LJ-style site and see stuff just… happening everywhere. Do you know how long it’s been since I said “jfc my friendslist is busy”? DO YOU? Okay, about two hours, but I mean before that.

I went and played a short round of Overwatch at 11:30pm. When I came back there were like five new posts. And a bunch of comments. And two friends requests. From strangers. Which were not bots.

I wrote a Fascist Watch newsletter starting around midnight. More new posts. Another friends request. Comments.

It’s not 2004 anymore, but it sure as hell isn’t 2015 either.
Yeah, I thought I'd outgrown that tendency I had in the mid-2000s to bounce up to strangers on LJ and go "hi! Wanna be friends?" I thought I wasn't in college any more, I wasn't new to a new country, people Just Don't Do This Sort of Thing any more...

Nah. Turns out I'm exactly the same as I was ten or fifteen years ago if I'm given opportunity to be.

I've been friending a lot of people from [community profile] 2017revival, it seems impossible not to. There are a lot of queer people, a lot of women, a lot of poly people, disabled people, people in their 30s and 40s... people like me and my Real Life friends. I always associated DW with fandom which I've never been any good at and while that's still well-represented, it's hardly mandatory or making me feel excluded (and it's super-easy for me to feel excluded, something else I thought I'd outgrown and am recently learning to my dismay I have not).

A friend, when sad and grumpy about the demise of LJ, said they'd never have the same affection for Dreamwidth. I'm lucky enough, having moved over here first in 2009 after I-don't-even-remember-which affront to LJkind, that my affection for this place is long established. A lot of people from demographics that suffer on most of the Internet are thriving here; I love that.

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Date: 2017-04-08 08:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meepettemu
I had that a bit on LJ after the revival but it's nice to be having that :) and yes. Lots of adding quests here too :)

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Date: 2017-04-08 08:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meepettemu
*queers. Thanks, phone.

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Date: 2017-04-08 09:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meepettemu

grins and they shall be epic!

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Date: 2017-04-08 10:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] purplerabbits
I think it might take me a while to get enthused about DW, but I'm perversely glad that the latest LJ outrage is big enough to send a substantial number of people over here...

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Date: 2017-04-08 11:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jo
I've been here since 2009 as well -- the affront to LJ back then was some random round of closing/deleting various fanfic accounts because of adult content or somesuch. I didn't even know that sort of stuff was on LJ at the time because it's totally not my thing. I didn't even know it was a thing at all, to be honest.

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Date: 2017-04-08 12:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Same here, I think, which is why DW acquired that fandom vibe in the first place

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Date: 2017-04-08 06:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
:) :) :)

I am going to try to NEVER outgrow walking up to cool people and saying "hi so do you wanna be friends?" Fortunately my kiddos at work are excellent role models in that regard. <3

Glad you are enjoying yourself!

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Date: 2017-04-08 06:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
awww this stuff is great. (sorry for my inane comments, I just want to make my appreciation noted!)

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Date: 2017-05-19 09:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] raino
Friends list being busy is a feeling that's *so* been missing from my life! I'd never have thought Russia's oppressive legislature would have any effect on my personal life, let alone positive, but here we are...

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