Re: Important notice from head list representative: Yahoo! Groups transfer process for thousands of groups will impact various forums on Groups.IO #groupsio

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A lot of groups are moving from yahoo to as it offers the same feature rich experience, and grate support stuff, unlike yahoo at the moment. I left them 20 years ago when they were going down hill, and frankly ever since VZ bought them they went down hill a lot faster.

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On 21 Oct 2019, at 1:20, mattias wrote:

and what have to do with yahoo?

On 2019-10-21 06:55, Immigrant via Groups.Io wrote:

It is not panic. No, Yahoo Groups are not currently closing, but every new
membership will require an invitation, there will be no archives, no files,
and limited functionality for moderators. For all purposes, Yahoo Groups
will be practically nonexistent. Even before the changes, many of us who
moderated Yahoo groups had transferred groups to other servers because Yahoo
Groups became inaccessible for blind moderators.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [win10] Important notice from head list representative: Yahoo!
Groups transfer process for thousands of groups will impact various forums
on Groups.IO #GroupsIO

Hi Joseph,

The referenced message I saw from Yahoo did not state that they were closing
down the groups. It only stated that they would stop certain features of
YahooGroups itself but that messages would still be able to be sent, etc.

There was a knee jerk response to the subject of the message by those who
panicked but if one read the actual message one would have understood that
they were not announcing the closure of YahooGroups at all. whether they
decide to close YahooGroups altogether in the future is not known at this


On 10/20/19, Joseph Lee joseph.lee22590@... wrote:

Hi all,

A few days ago Yahoo! Announced that they are shutting down Yahoo!
Groups in December 2019. As a result, admins of many groups hosted
there are migrating to Groups.IO. Hence, this process will impact
various forums on Groups.IO.

Although it won't affect many of us, I still think it is best to
assist blind admins as they transfer to Groups.IO. Hence, as a former


owner myself, I would like to request that you help any blind group
owner as they join Groups.IO (and for some, this forum cluster). Also,
if you know of any members on Yahoo! Groups that deals with Windows 10
and screen readers, please do invite them to join us.



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