Archiving a LiveJournal Community
December 14, 2011 4:01 PM   Subscribe

How can a now-defunct LiveJournal community archive its posts & comments?

Not ashamed to say it: I'm talking about iworkatborders, a once-thriving community that has fallen on tough times, given what happened to the employer in question.

There's a fair amount of user demand for creating an archive of posts & comments - but there doesn't seem to be an easy way of doing so within LiveJournal.

Anyone who's dealt with a similar issue is most welcome to comment. We'd be looking for a solution that can work across platforms - i.e., where it's not dependent on where the eventual archive is located.

The archive would not have to be open to comments, although that's fine if it works.

Thoughts? Experiences? Tech-heavy options like LJSM are okay, but we don't have any users who have come forth and said they can do such stuff.
posted by snoe to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
LJ Book creates a PDF that you can then print and/or save to archive.
posted by floweredfish at 4:10 PM on December 14, 2011 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks, floweredfish - I'll take a look.
posted by snoe at 4:55 PM on December 14, 2011

I've used both LJ Book and ljarchive. Not sure if there's a solution that would let you host it online.
posted by bettafish at 5:47 PM on December 14, 2011

ljarchive is not quite fully functional right now and I don't know if they're trying to fix it, or waiting for LJ to change something; it will download entries but not comments (for me, and I haven't tried to archive a community lately).
posted by lemniskate at 8:20 PM on December 14, 2011

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