How to read your Thoughts back up CSV file

Seeing as Ben doesn’t care about you I thought I might help out in the last dying days of this place -

A CSV file is an open standard database file - databases run websites these days you know - Yes I am afraid you are a number and the Beast knows it. :)



So anyway if you have Excel on PC or Numbers on a Mac you can open the file. If not you can download Open office - which is like Microsoft office only free at -

https://www.openoffice.org/



In the Software bundle that comes with is its an app called Calc - this is what will open your file. 



The format is confusing at first but each cell contains a part of your blog – The file is structured as following:



1. Blog ID – that relates to the database so it’s useless.
2. Title - what you called your blog

3. Body  - what you wrote in your blog.

4. Body HTML – this is the formatting related to the body so ignore it.
5. Date (when you posted it)
6. Comments – that people left.



It is the same as back ups I have done from my Wordpress site so I am going to call bullshit that blogs cannot be transferred, it would mean that someone would have to write an import script and that would cost money so Ben isn’t going to do it. He just doesn’t give a shit.


Live long and prosper!
 - Unless you're Ben.

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Comments (14)

  1. funfreak

    Well, hello Miss! Are you moving over? I just realized my contacts are in my mail communications! Better see if I can find them. Let me know how to contact you, should you be leaving this group.

    September 14, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      Hey Lady! No, I’m not, not just because I think the place is lame – I’ve just not pounded out anything worth publishing in ages. I’ll PM you my addy xx

      September 14, 2017
      1. funfreak

        Well, look. People, in general, resist change. Even when things are most disagreeable. My first thought was…….oh, shit. This is going to take me forever to figure out. And then I had a change of heart. I mean……ok, maybe it won’t be the same. And maybe it won’t be awesome, but maybe I’ll stay in touch with a few really special people (yourself included) and maybe I’ll meet a few new folks who have something interesting to say. And if it doesn’t work out…..I know where my delete button is. Got your email. Let’s stay in touch no matter what.

        September 15, 2017
        1. scarletts_letters

          You make a good point, quite a few of you good people are there now. Like I said to you in PM I’m not writing anything worth reading though, if that changes I’ll pop over. I still have two blogs but one is just a closed back-up which I haven’t used for two years and the other – wordpress I think I posted something at xmas. I don’t like wordpress much it’s a bit cold.

          Will do, and hope the sun starts shining again for you soon

          September 16, 2017
  2. yayuki

    hi there, thank you for the info how to read the csv file… how are you by the way :-)

    September 14, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      No problem, at one point three years ago I told people I had bought the site and was tech support – quite a few believed me ha ha. I’m ok, I left the city again, I seem to have gotten addicted to the country and I’m happier there. How about you?

      September 16, 2017
      1. yayuki

        back to my hometown and a quite quite life…btw I try to figure out to friend request on facebook did you send one?

        September 16, 2017
        1. scarletts_letters

          No I actually deleted mine about two weeks ago after not using it since I was 21 I think? it was handy for dating apps, not that they were anything but creepy. If you don’t know the person check their profile if the profile is new and they have few pics and not a lot of posts it’s a scam.

          September 17, 2017
          1. yayuki

            deleted wow I finally made myself a facebook account becuase i wanted to stay in touch with people… wordpress is great for posts but not for communication hmhm mine is new,too I moved my yayuki stuff there

            September 17, 2017
            1. scarletts_letters

              I agree, WP isn’t a great social site and it takes a lot of work to get noticed there, commenting on other blogs and following others. FB is only really good for the missing part – communication. My feed was cock full of memes, I can’t stand those so I packed it in.

              September 17, 2017
  3. notathoughtgiven

    I will have to call it bullshit. Seeing how Wordpress has plenty of importers to import blogs from other sites. Surely if Ben was serious about it, he would look into that and give people info on how to transfer them. After all these years of empty promises from Ben, just being able to save our blog regardless of anything else is an improvement.
    That is the real problem. My expectations. If I lowered them, I would be so much happier. :P LOL

    September 15, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      I was having a look at the last back up I did at WP and the two don’t look very different – I was going to do another blog and try to import but I ran out of cares. That’ll learn me for drinking red wine for lunch. I’ve lowered my expectations and life is awesome now! The new site still blows tho, maybe I need more wine?

      September 16, 2017
      1. notathoughtgiven

        I didn’t drink the red wine and gave a few cares tonight. Check out this blog

        http://notathoughtgiven.club/blog/

        Especially this post
        http://notathoughtgiven.club/blog/uncategorized/retrieving-your-blog-after-this-site-goes-dead/

        The default wordpress importers cannot handle the file. But I found this plugin that imported the posts from the file
        https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-all-import/

        Of course Ben would have to install it on Wanker and then tell people how to use it. That is where my care went out the window.

        But seeing how it only took me twenty minutes to research, install and test it, Ben is really fucking over the members over there who think they cannot transfer their posts from here to there. That is alright they seem to like it anyway by following him there.

        September 16, 2017
        1. scarletts_letters

          Hahaha omg! I especially laughed at the message at the top! I think I might go over and kick the hornet’s nest – or hornless as it’s more accurate.
          No, I’m going to do it!
          Oddly that felt a lot like when you are at a party and you have to fart then finally after you are on your own you can let it out.

          September 17, 2017