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Old 18th October 2019
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Default Yahoo Groups is shutting down

Yahoo will delete all Yahoo Groups content on December 14th
It seems like the beginning of the end
Some of the UK’s phone number infrastructure relies on Yahoo Groups, which is shutting down
This is 100 percent true, but don’t be worried: they use the group as an email list
Today it was announced that Yahoo! Groups is shutting down, and taking with it a piece of critical national infrastructure: the Oftel Yahoo Group which is used for managing UK phone number assignments.
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Old 18th October 2019
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I'm surprised it wasn't done years ago. Even more years ago, (wow were most of your born I wonder, this has to be from the 90's because I remember my wife being annoyed and not having smart phones, and getting caught up in a thread--but in its heyday it was really busy, and I actually put being the moderator of one of those groups on my resume, because IMHO, at that point they were important. However, I'd have to say that it's been years since I took more than a cusory look at any of them, usually to say, Oh I didn't unsubscribe that?

Anyway, all kidding aside, at one point they meant a lot at least to some peope, and in a way, I'll be sorry to see them go, just as one might cry for the last wolf or bear to be killed in an area.
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Old 25th October 2019
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Well, we can always go back to nntp, right? Use slrn for our communication? ...Right? *cries silently*
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Old 25th October 2019
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Forums are still King - they can easily be searched for past info.

Groups & Facebook styles are for the here & now, harder to find what went before.
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