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Yahoo announces all content on Yahoo Groups will be permanently removed
ZDNet ^ | October 16, 2019 | Aimee Chanthadavong

Posted on 10/17/2019 3:14:40 AM PDT by deks

Yahoo has announced it will be removing all content from its free long-running online discussion boards, Yahoo Groups.

While Yahoo said in a statement that the Yahoo Groups site will continue to exist, users will no longer be able to upload any new content to the site as of October 21, and from December 14, all previously posted content on the site will be permanently removed.

The content that will be affected include files, polls, links, photos, folders, database, calendar, attachments, conversations, email updates, message digest, and message history.

"You'll have until that date to save anything you've uploaded," the announcement post read.

Users will also be able to download their own data from the site's privacy dashboard, Yahoo said.

The company added that all public groups will be made private or restricted, which will provide administrators with limited access and allow them to manage various group settings and administration tools.

(Excerpt) Read more at zdnet.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bookburning; downthememoryhole; movealong; nothingtoseehere; tech; verizon; yahoo; yahoogroups
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Thought I'd post this for anyone who may want to download content from a Yahoo Group. Also, you may have heard that the TinyPic photo sharing site is gone now along with all of its content. I used it for years to add photos to threads.

I was able to download from tinypic the photos I wanted a copy of, but the site was bogged down and very slow to respond as it got close to the end date. So I'd recommend that if you want to download any content from a Yahoo Group to do it soon.

1 posted on 10/17/2019 3:14:40 AM PDT by deks
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To: deks
I noticed on Hotmail.com anything older than 10 years gets erased. Unfortunately I discovered this the hard way
2 posted on 10/17/2019 3:25:17 AM PDT by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong. I)
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To: deks

It’s funny looking back a decade ago at all the stuff that Yahoo provided, and how so many things have gone away. I had a blog with over 600 entries in it, and they said in four months...it’d disappear. So they promised this tool that would allow you to extract your blog. Week after week, I waited on the tool. Five days prior to the end, they said it clearly....no tool could be developed, so ‘best of luck to you’.


3 posted on 10/17/2019 3:25:24 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: deks

Another nail in the coffin of the internet content dating back to the 1990s. The tech overlords have been deleted and blocking old forums, social networks, and picture sites for a few years now.

People-Ew purged the Myspace data and claimed it was in error.

Photobucket bought several other picture sites and all you see in old forums now are red-x boxes.

Yahoo is stabbing it too.

Burn that library in Alexandria.

Let’s forget all about what people said about the CLinton presidency.


4 posted on 10/17/2019 3:32:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Recall that unqualified Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart when Bill Clinton was governor)
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I wasn't aware there were yahoo "groups."

When they eliminated yahoo messenger a few years back, I lost contact with lots of young Asian spinners.

5 posted on 10/17/2019 3:39:35 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again. Bring back ASA.)
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To: ASA Vet

There was a Free Republic Yahoo Group that was used as a backup when the site was down.


6 posted on 10/17/2019 3:45:39 AM PDT by deks (Psalm 64)
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To: deks

My guess is there is damaging info on a progressive they don’t want mined up by the unwashed masses... but hey that is the way my mind works...


7 posted on 10/17/2019 3:47:23 AM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: deks

Bookmark


8 posted on 10/17/2019 3:58:30 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.)
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To: ghannonf18

I’m a moderator on another site. We used to get a little something at the end of the year (like a $25 gift certificate)
We haven’t gotten “paid” in 8 years.

The more content a site has the more expensive it is. The owner now requests donations (from any poster, even moderators).


9 posted on 10/17/2019 4:00:05 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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Not saying that there is anything nefarious...but I am by my nature suspicious. Probably healthy to cull the internet, that said is it truly being culled for all or is it being sequestered from the masses?


10 posted on 10/17/2019 4:13:51 AM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: deks

what it boils down to is that if you want to converse you have to own your own site.

Even FR isn’t immune IIRC we lost early posts during a crash with no backup


11 posted on 10/17/2019 4:16:03 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: deks

The digital life, people.

You own nothing, and if you arent on top of things, your past may vanish.


12 posted on 10/17/2019 4:44:07 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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There was a Free Republic Yahoo Group that was used as a backup when the site was down.

I remember that. Now the only backup for FR is Fakebook, which I don't participate in.
13 posted on 10/17/2019 4:55:30 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: deks

I was very active in the Christian chat groups in Yahoo years ago. I’ve not used Yahoo groups in a long time but still I figured they would always be there.


14 posted on 10/17/2019 5:10:52 AM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: deks

Verizon is the corporate overlord of Yahoo. But it was the pre-Verizon chick that ran it into the ground.


15 posted on 10/17/2019 5:11:47 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: ASA Vet

I wasn’t aware anyone still used Yahoo.


16 posted on 10/17/2019 5:35:53 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: deks

NSA has everything


17 posted on 10/17/2019 5:52:22 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus (<img src=(;.()))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There’s a freerepublic on weme.com but there’s one guy who acts like he’s king of it and his last name isn’t Robinson


18 posted on 10/17/2019 6:06:17 AM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: deks

Just looked. I’m a member of 18 groups. Guess I better download any files I might need someday. Then I guess I can delete my yahoo ID, if that’s possible, because the only reason I created it was to join groups. I don’t use the email address which is probably good considering how many data breeches they’ve had.


19 posted on 10/17/2019 6:11:54 AM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: deks

Occam’s Razor:

They’re tired of paying to maintain all of that server space with no ROI.


20 posted on 10/17/2019 6:25:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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