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[personal profile] davecobb
Howdy, folks. As of Jan. 2012, I've stopped posting regularly here at LiveJournal. It seems that my Tweets, however, will still be cross-posting here.

I'm not deleting this account, but rather keeping it as an archive and reminder of all the many years of awesomeness that LiveJournal provided in my life. Starting here in 2003, I discovered a likeminded community of nerds, weirdos, geeks, gays and bears -- many of whom I am still great friends with to this day in real life.

LiveJournal wasn't my first online community -- I'd been chatting for years before that on AOL, IRC and BBSes -- but it was the first one that felt innately collaborative and very much "real-time" with the events of my life. Other services have overtaken -- and accelerated -- the usefulness and sense of community I originally found here, but they haven't quite replaced it. I'll miss it terribly, but forge onward.

You can reach me at the following interwebs: http://about.me/davecobb/

Date: 2012-01-26 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] texwriterbear.livejournal.com
Sorry to see you stop posting here. I know I will definitely want to keep up with the Disney master!!!
Hugs

Date: 2012-01-26 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
The truth is, you see more of me at Facebook than you do here, for at least the last two years!

Date: 2012-01-27 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] texwriterbear.livejournal.com
Yes that's true. Plus I get to poke you every now and then ;-)

Date: 2012-01-26 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrdreamjeans.livejournal.com
Yes, plenty of us still do long form posts and many of my friends have recently returned to LJ after playing with other sites. Good luck!

Date: 2012-01-26 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
Who knows, maybe I'll get bored and come back :)

Date: 2012-01-26 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fj.livejournal.com
If I whip up some bear drama, will you stay?

Date: 2012-01-26 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendren.livejournal.com
Awwww... bummer to that sexy man but hopefully will bump in to ya round the internets or at Disneyland gay days or something again before long. Cheers to ya :)

Date: 2012-01-26 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
Im glad people still use LJ and that there's still a community here. I just found myself reading my friends list less and less, and my posts were few and far between. It's easy to blame Facebook, but the issue for me had to do more with the lack of current/mobile/open-source tools or my existing LJ -- I hated not being able to back it up efficiently and flexibly (yes, I know there are PDF export tools, but I never found an XML export for my ENTIRE journal that was sufficient).

Date: 2012-01-26 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendren.livejournal.com
I do wish there was a decent tool for backup purposes. There used to be one that worked nicely but it pretty much crash and burned a while back.

I miss the larger community that was here a few years back when LJ was at it's peak. I credit LJ with pulling me out of my shell and bringing a whole lot of wonderful guys in to my life, plus the occasional lay LOL There are still a handful of us here hanging on tho, so that's cool :)

Date: 2012-01-26 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fj.livejournal.com
Hate you too, bitch. Leave. I find a new friend to follow anyway: [livejournal.com profile] davecobb.

Date: 2012-01-26 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
LULZ!
(and what is that RSS feed, anyway?)

Date: 2012-01-26 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fj.livejournal.com
You. I just made the syndicated account for LJ. Hasn't updated from your blog yet.

Date: 2012-01-26 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
Yay! Thanks!

Date: 2012-01-26 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
I wonder -- can I syndicate my Wordpress blog right into my e_ticket account? That way I can delete this whole thread and nothing really changes, yet I get the flexibility I want from WP...?

Date: 2012-01-26 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fj.livejournal.com
Nope. The [livejournal.com profile] e_ticket is firmly locked into a database with all your entries in it, and it can't go from one history to another. Your options are

1) Change the journal name from e_ticket to something else, wait 6 months until the name e_ticket is released, rename the syndicated davecobb feed to e_ticket which, oops, is not an available facility for LJ.

2)Use http://ifttt.com/ (If This Then That) to auto-post your WP entry into your LJ.

Date: 2012-01-26 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fj.livejournal.com
I speak to soon, seems ittt doesn't have an LJ channel yet. Maybe you can petition for one.

Date: 2012-01-26 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quirkstreet.livejournal.com
Nothing has quite replaced what this was, but it isn't what it was either. Makes sense to move on. Meanwhile, great memories!

Date: 2012-01-27 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martini-tim.livejournal.com
Ah, I read this entry with great sadness. You were one of my first LJ friends, and the first one I met in person. It's truly the end of an era.

This site does an extremely good PDF backup of LJ (and WordPress and Blogger):

http://www.ljbook.com/

I backed up my LJ in 4 minutes to a 158Mb PDF, with all photos and comments included.

WordPress

Date: 2012-01-27 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e-ticket.livejournal.com
I'm still investigating options, actually -- I'm definitely not using my LJ as a "front-end" anymore, but I'm finding that WordPress may have options that end up aggregating my content from elsewhere to here. We'll see. :)

Date: 2012-01-28 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owenthomas.livejournal.com
I'm quite bummed about the exodus of bears from LiveJournal, because now it really will just be the teenage girls.

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