On 19/11/01 05:07PM, email@example.com wrote:
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 12:11:38PM -0400, Thomas Vander Wal 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.
I wasn't aware that anyone still used Yahoo or Google Groups. I've been subscribed to several, once active groups, but haven't received anything from them in years.
I think some of the problems with both was it was wayy too easy to set one up, so a lot of folks did it, without thinking about how much work goes into it. Very quickly, interest wanes in babysitting the community, and then silence as people fall away due to lack of curation.
There's something to be said for a little gatekeeping as far as experience needed to start a community.