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It has been brought to my attention that people couldn't comment using their Livejournal IDs on my last crosspost after all - the DW comment form has the option greyed out. (Also, I appear to have disabled anonymous posting. I didn't do that deliberately, and I can't find the option to turn it back on. Any ideas, anyone?)

Some research has shown me that the OpenID commenting process is actually a lot more crap and less transparent than I'd thought - Dreamwidth requires you to log in specifically with your OpenID (which LJ automatically gives you - you do this by clicking on the (OpenID?) below the Username/Password sign-in boxes, then putting your_lj_username.livejournal.com into the box, then confirming to LJ that it can confirm your identity to DW (requiring you to log into LJ if you haven't already), then set & confirm an email address for that OpenID despite having already done so on LJ.

As far as cross-site validation goes, it seems like an absurd kludge, so far. Frankly, you'd be better off creating a Dreamwidth account and only using it to read than doing OpenID there.

I have about half a dozen DW account codes to give away - comment with an email address to get one. Will screen comments so you don't expose your addresses to the entire internet.


May. 3rd, 2009 08:15 pm
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I'm just back from a wonderful holiday in the Western Highlands, and I want to write all about it, but first I'm going to crosspost something about Dreamwidth.

I'm there under the same username as I am here.

At the moment, it's looking like I'll be migrating there as much as possible, but continuing to cross-post some/many things to LJ. I'm strongly considering disabling comments on the post copies here on LJ, to make sure that conversations don't get split. Since I've imported my friendslist, OpenID means that all my LJ friends who don't do DW can read & comment there (including the appropriate locked and filtered posts) under their LJ identities. Do people have any opinions on that? (I've actually done that on this entry, to use as a test - the corresponding Dreamwidth post is here.)

My paid account time on LJ runs out on the 4th of August, so when that rolls around I'll either be re-upping here or switching to a paid account on DW - that will give me plenty of time to decide, and I still have poll capability here if not useful iconage.


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