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General Category => The Knowledge => Ctrl-Alt-Del => Topic started by: T42 on October 18, 2019, 09:53:56 am

Title: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: T42 on October 18, 2019, 09:53:56 am
Yahoo announced on Wednesday 16th Oct that they'll be shutting down their Groups facility. They're blocking new additions from next Monday 21st Oct and deleting the lot in December. Somewhat brutal.

Anyone still in one?  I'm in a couple that have stayed active for ~20 years.  I suppose that might be taken as a sign of middle age...
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on October 18, 2019, 10:06:07 am
A couple of low traffic groups for me - Moulton, Brompton and the moribund Audax. I hope the mods will archive the collected wisdom somewhere searchable. There is a lot of useful information amongst the noise.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: fuaran on October 18, 2019, 11:03:07 am
Some archive scripts here. https://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo%21_Groups
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: Kim on October 18, 2019, 01:46:01 pm
Also in a few longstanding ones, which have dwindled since the masses who care about neither privacy nor usability decamped to Facebook.  I'm not optimistic.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: T42 on October 19, 2019, 02:11:19 pm
I've only had a quick look, but this looks OK: https://groups.io/
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: Blade on October 19, 2019, 03:25:47 pm
I've only had a quick look, but this looks OK: https://groups.io/
That's where my local cycling group has migrated to.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: hellymedic on October 29, 2019, 06:27:34 pm
I've only had a quick look, but this looks OK: https://groups.io/
That's where my local cycling group has migrated to.

Likewise, Camden Cycling Campaign is going there.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: Kim on October 29, 2019, 06:40:03 pm
I've only had a quick look, but this looks OK: https://groups.io/
That's where my local cycling group has migrated to.

Likewise, Camden Cycling Campaign is going there.

And the Brompton list.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: T42 on October 30, 2019, 09:01:10 am
They buggers have fairly profited from it: you need premium membership to transfer a group and they've just doubled the price. Currently at $220.

The list I manage is spreading the cost and I initiated transfer this morning.  Nothing happening yet.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: Gattopardo on November 17, 2019, 01:55:28 am


And the Brompton list.

Is the brompton list worth joining?

A couple of low traffic groups for me - Moulton, Brompton and the moribund Audax. I hope the mods will archive the collected wisdom somewhere searchable. There is a lot of useful information amongst the noise.

Wonder what is happening to the moulton one as I found it interesting
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: Kim on November 17, 2019, 10:04:48 am


And the Brompton list.

Is the brompton list worth joining?

It's full of very knowledgeable Brompton owners (including several OTP), so if you want obscure Brompton knowledge I'd say yes.  Since it's a mailing list it's much more convenient to read than a web forum, so you might as well join...

https://groups.io/g/BromptonTalk/
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: drossall on November 17, 2019, 08:11:04 pm
Strictly, I believe that Groups is not closing (https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN31010.html), but is being cut back to discussions only - no supporting file storage, images, etc.
Title: Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
Post by: Kim on November 17, 2019, 09:08:00 pm
Strictly, I believe that Groups is not closing (https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN31010.html), but is being cut back to discussions only - no supporting file storage, images, etc.

Which is more than a little ironic for those who bemoaned Yahoo's takeover of eGroups.com, turning our perfectly good mailing lists into horrible web fora (which we studiously ignored, except when necessary for administrative functions), and attracting an influx of new users who didn't know how to reply to the right message or quote properly.

It's only taken them about 19 years to sort it out...

I wonder if this means we'll get DejaNews back in 2021?