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calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2017-04-11 09:12 am

Claim Your OpenID Account

Before you delete your Livejournal account, if you plan to do so? Or even just if you’re planning to stay, and don’t plan to delete it, you may desire to claim your Open ID account anyway. It’s one of the many links in the Dreamwidth Starter Kit that [personal profile] bisharp made, but I thought I’d do a separate post on the topic, just in case anyone missed it.

As an example, back when I did it, I simply typed in and

Once you’ve done that, older comments that you made that were imported from both Livejournal and Insanejournal immediately become linked to your Dreamwidth account. So becomes calliopes_pen in whatever journal, and goes straight here when clicked on. A user icon will then appear beside it, just as it once did wherever the comment originated.

(Expect it to take a while longer to import your journals, too, if you haven’t seen that update already. It’s still going quite admirably as it tries to bring over [community profile] big_damn_quests. As of this moment, it’s 1614 others waiting in the queue, after a day. I’m amused, more than anything. I’m just glad the site hasn’t broken from the strain.)
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[personal profile] cloudsinvenice 2017-04-11 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for pulling that out of the big post; I'd been putting it off because I'd forgotten a lot about OpenID, so it's good to have it done now...
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[personal profile] 17catherines 2017-04-11 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Sadly, I can't do that without logging into LiveJournal, which I can't do without agreeing to the conditions...
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[personal profile] shadowkat 2017-04-12 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Probably can't do it after you deleted the thing, can you? Not that it matters all that much to me, since I don't tend to re-read the journal or comments..but am sort of curious.
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2017-04-12 07:28 am (UTC)(link)
If your LJ is all the way deleted/purged (ie: past the 60 days), then, alas, no. But if it's just 'deleted last week', you can undelete and claim, then redelete.
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[personal profile] shadowkat 2017-04-12 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Good to know. Thanks.
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2017-04-12 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
There is a tiny, occasional bug with claiming InsaneJournal OpenIDs w/ underscores in them - sometimes they just won't claim. It's a bug. It's a wonky bug and no one's figured out the root cause yet. Just a head's up (since I have several IJ's that won't claim)
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2017-04-12 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
It's super odd. B/c sometimes it claims w/ the underscore, sometimes it claims w/ the hyphen, and sometimes it tells you to go to hell and the DW code monkeys can't figure out why.

Sometimes... very sometimes, LJ's will bork, but i've had far more borks w/ IJ than LJ.

'tis a headscratcher.
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[personal profile] sykira 2017-04-13 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for this!