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Default Yahoo is shutting down Groups, starting 28 Oct.

Post by thorr-kan » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:58 pm

Final deletion of all content, 14 Dec. Looks like the email function will remain, but everything else will be lost.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/16/yah ... shut-down/

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Post by Big Mac » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:07 am

Ug! Here we go again, with something being deleted.

There are some groups with interesting posts in them.

I learned about Maztica Alive and Living Jungle from Yahoo Groups. :|
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Post by willpell » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:35 pm

I am deeply indebted to thorr-kan for alerting me to this, which I would otherwise not have known about until everything of mine disappeared. Now I have time to work furiously ensuring that only 90% of my content is lost forever.

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Post by Seethyr » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:17 pm

Oh noooooo. I have to get to Malatra and get all of those old adventure files.
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Post by Havard » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 pm

Thanks for the heads up!

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Post by apotheot » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:19 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:07 am
Ug! Here we go again, with something being deleted.

There are some groups with interesting posts in them.

I learned about Maztica Alive and Living Jungle from Yahoo Groups. :|
Hard at work trying to archive Living Jungle....

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Post by apotheot » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:20 pm

Seethyr wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Oh noooooo. I have to get to Malatra and get all of those old adventure files.
I've already got the files on the FB group. grab them from there if need be.
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Post by thorr-kan » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 pm

A possible way to download information before everything is shut down:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/downlo ... 28671.html

A possible alternative for those still wishing to use this type of functionality is groups.io. Two good reviews are:
https://medium.com/a-future-together/gr ... dd0a007b84
https://lifehacker.com/drop-google-and- ... 1823994067

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Post by willpell » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:31 pm

thorr-kan wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 pm
A possible way to download information before everything is shut down:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/downlo ... 28671.html
Doesn't really do much. You get a tiny file that clearly cannot contain all of your messages; it's basically just the front-page text of each group, maybe a few other things, but there's no way it can possibly have all the group's contents, no matter how much compression there is.

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