Yahoo Groups Is Shutting Down

Wes of StarArmy

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But for how long? Yahoo is the RMS Titanic right now and the fact that some services are still "above the water" isn't comforting when more and more are disappearing. It's prudent to abandon ship sooner than later.
 

Joel R

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But for how long? Yahoo is the RMS Titanic right now and the fact that some services are still "above the water" isn't comforting when more and more are disappearing. It's prudent to abandon ship sooner than later.
That's certainly a sentiment that I'm hearing from Yahoo Group owners, and why I'm inviting them to launch clubs on my site where I'll be able to permanently house their content and discussion.
 
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southernlady

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The title of this thread is misleading. Granted, it’s dropping many services but the group will still exist, for now, as a listserv with an admin/moderator control panel. I know cause I have one group still and checked it after the announcement. But I put new posts on moderated and recommended to the handful of members I had to use regular email using each person’s address. And learn to hit “reply all”.

I don’t know how long Oath (the division of Verizon that owns Yahoo now) will hang on to what’s left but for those needing their archives, moving is best. Mine doesn’t need the archives. We haven’t really ever used them and the photo albums became impossible to use over a year ago.
 

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But for how long? Yahoo is the RMS Titanic right now and the fact that some services are still "above the water" isn't comforting when more and more are disappearing.

Arrived just now:

Dear Group Moderators and Members,

Thank you for your commitment to Yahoo and for helping us define the power of digital communities. Eighteen years ago, we combined the functionality of a site called eGroups.com with a precursor community platform called Yahoo Clubs to launch Yahoo Groups. Since then, you and millions of others have helped prove our hypothesis, by creating and joining more than 10 Million groups.

A lot has changed about the Internet since 2001, including the ways most people now use Yahoo Groups. Today, most Yahoo Groups activity happens in your email inbox, not on the bulletin boards where Yahoo Groups started in the pre-smartphone age. Increasingly, people want content and connections coming directly to them, and this is why we continue to invest in Yahoo Mail -- including the recent launch of a new Yahoo Mail app that is currently the highest-rated email app in the App Store and Google Play.

So, as our users’ habits have evolved, we have begun the process of evolving our approach to help active Yahoo Groups thrive and migrate to our email platform. To help you plan for these changes, below is the schedule of how this transition will happen.

Beginning October 28, 2019:

  • Users will be able to join a Yahoo Group only through an invite from the Group Moderator or by submitting a request to join a Group, which requires approval by the Group Moderator.
  • Since we are moving Group communication from posting on message boards to email distribution, uploading and hosting of new content will also be disabled on the Yahoo Groups website.

Beginning December 14, 2019:

  • All Groups will be made private and any content that was previously uploaded via the website will be removed. We believe privacy is critical and made this decision to better align with our overall principles.
  • If you would like to keep any of the content you’ve posted or stored in the past within your Yahoo Group, please download it by December 14 by accessing this link.

As these dates get closer, we will send follow-up reminders. More information about the upcoming changes can be found here.

While this evolution of Yahoo Groups is inspired by how we see the platform being used today, we know change can be difficult. Here are a few important facts as we make this transition:

1. Yahoo Groups is not going away - We know that our users are deeply passionate about connecting around shared interests, and we are evolving Groups to better align with how you use it today.

2. New groups can still be formed - Users can continue to connect with others around their common bonds and interests. From animal rescues to sporting and activity groups, civic organizations to local PTAs, members of our Yahoo Groups will remain connected and able to share their activities and interests. All of the content that you have shared previously on the website, can continue to be shared via email.

We know that Yahoo Groups is an important online extension of your real-life group of friends, interests and communities, and we are committed to supporting communities that rely on Yahoo Groups. Thanks for coming along with us this far. We look forward to seeing where the technology -- and you -- take us in the decades to come.

Sincerely,
The Groups Team
 

Joel R

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Arrived just now:
They say that Yahoo groups is evolving.

What they really mean is they're cutting back all of the functionality to a barebones email listserv.

Also, I got this a week ago. They must be staggering the announcement. If you notice, we are already past their first date of October 28.
 

SaN-DeeP

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It is also requested to SHUT DOWN, yahoo answers as well..
Yes, they deserve a COMPLETE SHUT DOWN !!!

I raised this question in many meetups (not related to google or yahoo) but was always shut-down.

A query made from any part of world: yahoo displayed on all its sub-domains, if anyone here remembers subdomain penalties or repeated content penalties.

answers.yahoo.com had subdomain for every query, raised from any part of world..
They copied it over to 200+ (should be more for sure) subdomains without any consent. !!!!!!!!!!!
TOTALLY DEPRESSED NATURE OF INTERNET ASSURANCE BETWEEN ALLIES
Google Answers Closes and Yahoo Answers Kept Alive.. ???
Read/Re-Search about same !
 

zoldos

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I had an adult Yahoo group in like 2001, but it's been closed for decades. Never used any groups there since. I hope the mail service remains. Love Yahoo Mail Pro!
 

overcast

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I heard new interface is coming up in the Yahoo groups. But I am guessing it's better move out to other platforms.
 
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