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The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 1:28:17 AM   
RyanCrierie


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Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019. Then December 14, all groups' posts and files will be deleted.

Why is this important?

Because back in 2001 or so; Yahoo Groups represented one of only a few ways you could cheaply disseminate scenarios and mods for wargames to other users -- remember that back then, many people lived on dial up, so attaching 5 MB ZIP files to email chains was...gauche.

There's a lot of older gaming content, Age of Rifles, Steel Panthers, etc on Yahoo Groups.

If you're part of Yahoo Groups; start copying stuff as soon as you can get free time.

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RE: The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 10:24:46 AM   
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So much will be lost no doubt.

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RE: The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 2:16:12 PM   
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Does someone have a link for some of these? At my abode, I was not online at that time and I did not know of these.

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RE: The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 3:48:18 PM   
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Yeah, got quite alot of mails from "Tha Admirality Group" (Harpoon 4) looking for a new home!

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RE: The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 4:28:22 PM   
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There is more to the story with Yahoo than just eliminating groups.

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RE: The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 4:52:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: operating

There is more to the story with Yahoo than just eliminating groups.


....... and that would be?

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RE: The Great Yahoo Groups Purge is Coming - 10/17/2019 6:51:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Red2112

Yeah, got quite alot of mails from "Tha Admirality Group" (Harpoon 4) looking for a new home!


groups.io !!

My model railroad club moved to groups.io from yahoo about a year ago and we couldn't be happier.

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