Why did my Livejournal import make multiple copies of my comments?

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  • #912876

    I recently imported 52 posts from Livejournal but the comments have been duplicated hundreds of times for no reason. I now have over 5000 comments registered in the blog even though each post only has a handful. They have been replicated over and over. How can I a) delete the 5000 that are there and b) re-import it correctly? Does it relate to which theme you choose?
    Blog url: http://writtenconversations.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is writtenconversations.wordpress.com.

    #912984

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    Volunteers can’t help with import issues. This thread has been flagged for Staff attention. As it’s the weekend it’s unlikely they will respond immediately.

    #913035

    macmanx
    Staff

    I don’t see any reason for why that would have happened.

    Did you only have imported content on your blog? If so, I can empty the whole thing so you can try again.

    #913057

    Hi, yes it was all imported so I’d be grateful if you can delete it all. Can I ask, is there a specific theme that’s well suited to this? I wonder if some can read LJ formatting better than others.

    #913082

    macmanx
    Staff

    It won’t be theme specific, I believe there was just a glitch in the importer.

    So I don’t empty the wrong one, is http://writtenconversations.wordpress.com/ the blog you wish to empty?

    #913083

    Yes please! When it is empty I will try again and let you know if the same thing happens.

    #913088

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have emptied your blog as requested.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

    #913090

    Hi. Unfortunately, the new import has replicated the error. The most recent post has 138 comments whereas in reality it only has 2. There are over 5000 comments downloaded. Is there anything you can suggest, as otherwise I will have to abandon this blog as with so many replications it’s unusable.

    #913091

    macmanx
    Staff

    When you imported this time, were you using a fresh export file, or the same one as previously?

    #913092

    Um. I used the Tools>Import and the LiveJournal api.

    #913096

    P.S. You can export LJ posts month by month as csv format but it doesn’t capture the comments at all, so that’s a waste of time really.

    #913097

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, ok. Let’s leave things as they are for now, and I have asked one of our folks to look into this.

    #913128

    macmanx
    Staff

    Sorry for the delay, this should be fixed up now.

    Of course, we’ll need to empty the blog again. Would you like me to do that now?

    #913129

    Yes please, go ahead! Thanks

    #913130

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have emptied your blog as requested.

    Please try again and let us know how it goes!

    #913131

    macmanx
    Staff

    It looks like some duplicates made it in again. Please leave it as is while we take a few more swings at it with an iron rod.

    #913132

    Ok, yes, I see that there’s a lot of improvement but they are sneaking in! Have fun with the iron rod and let me know if you’d like me to try again.

    #913133

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, we’re ready to try again. May I empty your blog hopefully one last time?

    #913134

    Yes go ahead.

    #913135

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, you’re all set.

    Please try the import again. :)

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