xtina: (Default)
There's a new user agreement in place on LJ. You can read the original binding agreement here, or the English translation here. Time to skip town, those of you who haven't already!

Unfortunately, the LJ API now requires that you agree to their TOS before you can continue, making most LJ-export scripts unworkable. You could modify the scripts to accept the new API restriction... but odds are, if you are leaving because the new TOS sucks, you're not gonna want to accept it via scripting.

[personal profile] rosefox has a guide here for ad-blocking the TOS overlay. The instructions are almost certainly the same for Adblock/Plus. The two items to block:

##.b-fader
##.rutos.flatblue

Next stop, you can export your entries here. (HTTPS? What's that?) Downsides:

* You can only do journal entries, then comments.
* You can only do a month at a time.

I'm writing myself a quick-and-dirty Selenium script so that I do not have to do only one item at a time. I'll post it once I'm done, in case other people are similarly inclined.

Date: 2017-04-04 18:59 (UTC)From: [personal profile] sovay
sovay: (Rotwang)
I'm writing myself a quick-and-dirty Selenium script so that I do not have to do only one item at a time. I'll post it once I'm done, in case other people are similarly inclined.

Thank you. [edit] Also, hi. Dreamwidth was my backup for three years, but now I think it will have to be my home.

Do you have any suggestions for ad-blocking the TOS in Firefox? uBlock Origin looks like it's Chrome-only.
Edited Date: 2017-04-04 18:59 (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-04 19:18 (UTC)From: [personal profile] sovay
sovay: (I Claudius)
But, it's just a web element, not really an ad per se, so you could use Stylish instead

Thank you! I really appreciate the time.

So it looks as though that does away with the overlay of the TOS, leaving behind a grey-tinted, normal-looking screen, but I still can't interact with things like links or comment boxes. Is that the intended effect—read-only?

Date: 2017-04-04 19:28 (UTC)From: [personal profile] sovay
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
Try this instead

That worked perfectly. Thank you!

If you do not mind, I will also vulch* your script for exporting more than one month of LJ at a time, since mine goes back to 2004.

* I realize I've never spelled this word out before. It makes a lot less sense on the page than in conversation. And looks kind of Etruscan.

Date: 2017-04-04 19:36 (UTC)From: [personal profile] sovay
sovay: (Viktor & Mordecai)
Oh! Like being a vulture?

Exactly! [edit] I think [personal profile] spatch and I invented it, although it is the sort of thing I would not be surprised to find out has multiple independent origins.

I'm totally taking that word for personal use.

It's yours.
Edited Date: 2017-04-04 19:36 (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-04 21:05 (UTC)From: [personal profile] conuly
conuly: (Default)
I've got a couple of people left at LJ who refuse to make the jump. Or, you know, any jump. At least one of them is actually a really close friend, so I might have to suck it up for the crossposting. I'm not happy about this.

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