Author Topic: Yahoo Groups shutdown  (Read 1153 times)

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Yahoo Groups shutdown
« 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...
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #1 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.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 11:03:07 am »

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #3 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.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 02:11:19 pm »
I've only had a quick look, but this looks OK: https://groups.io/
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #5 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.
I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to grow old disgracefully.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #6 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.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #7 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.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #8 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.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Gattopardo

  • Lord of the sith
  • Overseaing the building of the death star
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #9 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

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #10 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/
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 08:11:04 pm »
Strictly, I believe that Groups is not closing, but is being cut back to discussions only - no supporting file storage, images, etc.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Yahoo Groups shutdown
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 09:08:00 pm »
Strictly, I believe that Groups is not closing, 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?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...