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I'm not Ramdu

The upshot here is that I'm outing my identity on this LiveJournal. This is probably mostly not a big deal, since Google already associated this LiveJournal with my real name. Since that's the case and there's some content (mostly reviews) that I'd like to be found by search engines, I'm just exposing everything and putting my name on it. I may Friends-lock old posts that I would rather not be public, or I may just say to heck with it. "Don't post anything to the internet that you don't want to be public."

Interesting fact you might not know: I tried creating a new LiveJournal that was exposed to search engines and copying selected items over to that. Turns out that if your journal doesn't have enough Social Capital, LiveJournal will automatically block search engines from indexing the journal. Makes sense as a way to make sure that people who set up journals are actually into it for the social networking. Anyway, that was the final straw in my decision to expose my existing journal, which is where all my Social Capital is.

Although maybe that raises another question. I now have another journal, randy_byers. What does it take to transfer all your posts and your paid account status to a new userid?

Update: A few people have Friended randy_byers, which is fine, I'll Friend you back, but I want to be clear that at this point it's just a place where I've copied a few things that I already posted here. There's no new content there, and I don't intend to post content there that I haven't already posted here. At this point, if I can't find a way to combine everything under the randy_byers ID, I'll just abandon that journal.

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surliminal
Nov. 28th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
Good god, how Orwellian - I didnt even know lj had Social Capital!
randy_byers
Nov. 28th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
I didn't either, but while it's clearly an attempt to discourage certain kinds of (anti-Social?) behavior, I'm not sure I'd call it Orwellian.
mszappata
Nov. 28th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgivibg!
randy_byers
Dec. 2nd, 2013 06:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had a lovely long weekend with my family in Portland.
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