Important note: This tool is no longer supported. I apologise for any inconvenience. This page will remain as a placeholder in case it starts working again in the future.
This page contains important information. Please read all of it before using the tool. If you've already read it, proceed to the
export page(dead link).
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com or message me on Twitter: @AgeVitam.
If you are a Fetlife employee or representative, please feel free to contact me with any concerns you have about the tool. Though I disagree with how your company has handled many issues in the past, I want to work with you to help your users (such as most of my friends) use your site or leave it on their own terms.
This is not just a mirror of Maymay's Fetlife Exporter. The tool on this site is based around the same open source script, but there are a few important differences. I made this tool with two goals in mind: first, I want to stop using Fetlife, which means I want my friends to stop using Fetlife. Second, I want to force Fetlife to end their policy of obfuscating their security problems. This tool will help accomplish the first goal by helping people get around one of the main obstacles to leaving Fetlife: the desire not to lose their data (for help with another major obstacle, wanting to keep up with events, try my
Fetlife to iCal Exporter(dead link)). And it will help accomplish the second goal by A: drawing attention to the security problems that Fetlife is trying to hide and B: attempting to address all of the concerns, no matter how ridiculous, that Fetlife raised in their FUD campaign against Maymay's exporter.
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The Fetlife Export Tool makes a copy of your Fetlife data and allows you to save an archive on your computer and/or access it from the tool's website. Of course, you can also delete your data from the website at any time. The tool exports a copy of your profile page, every piece of writing you've published, every photo you've uploaded, every group post you've made, every wall-to-wall you've participated in, every status update, and every conversation in your inbox. It also exports everything you've commented on.
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First of all, calling Maymay's exporter a Trojan horse, as Fetlife did, is absolutely ridiculous. A Trojan horse is something that tricks you into letting it do some nefarious thing surreptitiously. You may disagree with what Maymay's tool does, but you can't honestly deny that it does what it says it does. That said, there are a few important differences between my tool and Maymay's:1. I do not want to destroy the BDSM community. Not that this should matter at all. Much of Fetlife's FUD campaign against Maymay's exporter involved ad hominem attacks exploiting Maymay's anti-BDSM politics. I am, for what it's worth, a member in good standing of the BDSM community. I used to cofacilitate TES TNG, I've volunteered and taught classes, once I even gave a keynote speech at a BDSM convention.
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The Fetlife Export Tool is very easy to use. Just follow these steps:1. Temporarily change your Fetlife password. Though I promise I have no desire to steal your password (why would I care?) , you have no reason to trust me. So start by navigating to your fetlife settings, clicking on the "change password" tab, and changing your password.
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