Thanks for the heads up.
Yeah, absolutely a shitbird move on Yahoo’s part. I’m a member of rugrid-laptop, an old mailing list for Grid laptops, and there’s a trove of archived messages and hosted data there that’d be awful to lose. Gotta get scraping.
On Oct 17, 2019, at 9:23 AM, Phil Gyford firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They’ll still be acting as a mailing list service, so communication should still work… but no content can be uploaded to the Groups site, and there’ll be no archive of messages.
But given that all public groups will be made private (new subscriptions will require approval from the group admins), and they don’t mention anything about being able to create new groups, it doesn’t sound like they want to be running mailing lists at all.
I’ve been running a Yahoo Groups list for 13 years and if it wasn’t for Twitter, and now here, I’d have had no idea they were going to do this - no communication at all.
On 17 Oct 2019, at 17:11, Thomas Vander Wal email@example.com wrote:
Around Maryland and Washington, DC Yahoo Groups are the default civic and school system communication channels. This short notice (new content stops October 21 according to different Y! groups I follow). This should be entertaining (not so much).
All the best, Thomas
On Oct 17, 2019, at 11:17, Kent Brewster firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Heads up, folks:
TLDR: Y! is deleting hosted content for Groups on 14 December; if you or someone you love depends on the service, you'd best get downloading.
If you have time or bandwidth, Archive Team could use your help: