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Yahoo Slow Shut Down

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

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  1. Biigoh

    Biigoh Tanuki 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 Gone for Good

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    didnt know yahoo existed yet
     
  3. MasterOfDragonsGod

    MasterOfDragonsGod Connoisseur.

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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 Tanuki 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 The only Sane one left

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

    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    Groups for now.
     
  9. OverReactionGuy

    OverReactionGuy The only Sane one left

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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.
     
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  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?
     
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    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN35505.html?impressions=true

    The final shut down date is now out...
     
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  13. AllyDoodle

    AllyDoodle Lewd Cthulhu

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    Oh wow I remember seeing my very first Chrono Trigger porn pic on a Yahoo Group.

    IIRC it was Frog plowing Marle with a little box brother in the corner with Marle holding a tadpole implying... well you know.
     
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    Biigoh Tanuki Moderator

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    Pef Versed in the lewd.

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    I hope the standard policy for emails will keep going and that some other company will take over the email servers and addresses. Even now, Yahoo still maintains email service for failed addresses like @hotmail, rocketmail and dozens more.
     
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  16. Athlumney

    Athlumney Versed in the lewd.

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    Hotmail has been under the Microsoft umbrella since 1997 and is still maintained by them, you just can't open new accounts.
     
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  17. Daonexus

    Daonexus Seeker of the true Dao of waifus

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    Damn, Yahoo was my first ever email id. I even downloaded Yahoo messenger to chat with my online friends.