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 <fabius(a)tilde.club>
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
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 <social(a)vanderwal.net> 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,
>> On Oct 17, 2019, at 11:17, Kent Brewster <kentbrew(a)gmail.com> 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: