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Michael Gilligan27/10/2020 10:00:02
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I received an eMail this morning:

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You are receiving this email because you are a member or administrator of a Yahoo Group at groups.yahoo.com.

Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members,

We are reaching out to let you know that groups.yahoo.com (Yahoo Groups) and its list service will shut down on December 15, 2020. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services. For example, you will continue to be able to use your Yahoo Mail account as usual and read content on Yahoo sites like Yahoo News.

Yahoo Groups (groups.yahoo.com) has seen a steady decline in usage over the last several years. Over that same period we’ve witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content. To that end, we must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.

Beginning December 15, 2020 the groups.yahoo.com website will shut down and members will not be able to access the website or use its features. We’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we’re proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team

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fizzy27/10/2020 10:37:36
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There goes another wealth of information, what a sad day

Peter G. Shaw27/10/2020 10:39:31
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I have received perhaps five or six of these messages (I do have a number of active email addresses) including one to an address I know has never had anything to do with Yahoo Groups. Given that they are all active email addresss, I can only assume that Yahoo are using a scatter gun approach to advise everyone.

The other alternative is that since my email service (BT) was originally BT Yahoo, then that is where they have got all our email addresses. I have asked my son and he has not had any so it would seem that this may be the reason for my receipt of multiple emails.

Peter G. Shaw

JasonB27/10/2020 10:58:58
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I though most groups that were still active had moved over to Groups.io with all the old posts, files etc moved with them.

Ady127/10/2020 11:26:00
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A repository for a couple of thousand years of human knowledge went down the pan because of those fools

I was only on two sites, Drummond M and BB4W and the amount of stuff donated was incredible

Yahoo is the reason I ceased 90% of my online posting, the net is too fickle for serious stuff

Brian H27/10/2020 12:46:16
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I'm with Jason on this one; all of the groups that I'm involved with moved over to Groups io.

Brian

Bazyle27/10/2020 12:53:34
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Ady - you do know that the Drummond group plus files is on groups.io and very active, sometimes too active.

The 'forum substitutes' that are in my view really crap are the Facebook groups. No easy files access, photos etc just disappear off the bottom in a few days. Like the platform they are on most of the postings are very shallow and the posters often rather weak. I try form time to time to point them over here but I guess if it's not an app on their phone they can't understand it.

Emgee27/10/2020 12:57:16
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As a Yahoo Group Owner I still keep receiving email requests from people wanting to join the groups, I simply direct them to the iO group where the info from Yahoo was moved to.

There was no reason why any information was lost if group owners acted in good time to transfer the relevant group to iO. In the early days of transfer it was FOC but because of the additional capacity required iO groups made a charge for the service.

Emgee

Emgee27/10/2020 13:01:11
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Posted by Bazyle on 27/10/2020 12:53:34:

Ady - you do know that the Drummond group plus files is on groups.io and very active, sometimes too active.

The 'forum substitutes' that are in my view really crap are the Facebook groups. No easy files access, photos etc just disappear off the bottom in a few days. Like the platform they are on most of the postings are very shallow and the posters often rather weak. I try form time to time to point them over here but I guess if it's not an app on their phone they can't understand it.

Hi Bazyle

Agree to some extent with your statement ref Facebook but the files are easily available if you go to the Group Homepage, Files are in a separate folder.

Emgee

Bazyle27/10/2020 13:49:00
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Ah, thanks Emgee

old mart27/10/2020 16:11:12
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I was a member of the Smart & Brown group for some time, it was invaluble for technical information and had many photographs of all S&B lathes.Such a shame it has come to an end.

Emgee27/10/2020 17:41:14
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Hi Old Mart

Smart & Brown group here **LINK**

Emgee

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