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Yahoo Groups Slow Shut Down

Discussion in 'General' started by Biigoh, Oct 16, 2019.

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  1. Biigoh

    Biigoh Moderator

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    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN31010.html?impressions=true

    Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October 21, you won't be able to upload any more content to the site, and as of December 14 all previously posted content on the site will be permanently removed. You'll have until that date to save anything you've uploaded.

    What features will go away?

    • Files
    • Polls
    • Links
    • Photos
    • Folders
    • Calendar
    • Database
    • Attachments
    • Conversations
    • Email Updates
    • Message Digest
    • Message History
     
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  2. anhrefn

    anhrefn Thou Shalt Enjoy NTR

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    didnt know yahoo existed yet
     
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  3. MasterOfDragonsGod

    MasterOfDragonsGod Well worn.

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    Same I thought yahoo was dead.
     
  4. discb

    discb Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Anyone have or know of a good scraping tool/script for yahoogroups? A few of the groups I've joined intend to let theirs die with yahoo but I'd like to have a personal backup of the drabbles and omakes that were mixed in conversations of yesteryear. But I don't know of a way to do it quickly and I rather not copy thousands of pages by hand.
     
  5. Biigoh

    Biigoh Moderator

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    As far as I know... you gotta copy it by hand...
     
  6. Argosh

    Argosh Getting some practice in, huh?

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  7. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy Verified Sanity

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    Wait...is yahoo email dieing or is it just groups?
     
  8. Biigoh

    Biigoh Moderator

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    Groups for now.
     
  9. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy Verified Sanity

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    Damn, yahoo was my main email for years when google decided that I want to use my gmail for anything besides email. Yeah, I did not like the whole google+ bullshit. Me having a google account now is a necessary evil in some cases.

    -edit-

    This is me reacting to the "for now" not the groups shutting down. I never used groups or knew that was a thing for like 14 years since I first created my email.
     
  10. january1may

    january1may Versed in the lewd.

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    Yahoo was my main email from 1995 or so until 2006, when Yahoo started deleting unused email accounts, and we were checking ours so rarely that it got declared "unused".

    I'm still sad about the Groups, though; there's going to be a lot of useful internet history gone that day. Had anyone been trying for a major archive/backup campaign yet?