Talk:Yahoo! Groups

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Is the history correct? The RATales page says about the history of the RATAles mailing list: It began on ONElist, which merged with eGroups in November 1999 and then became Yahoo!Groups when eGroups was bought out by Yahoo in August 2000. That's the way I remember it too. First ONElist, then ONElist merged with eGroups and then Yahoo! took over eGroups. (There was even Yahoo!/eGroups anthropomorfic!) --Doro 20:19, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes. ONElist and eGroups merged first, and then was taken over by Yahoo that merged it with its clubs to the Yahoo Groups of today. That's what the eGroups Wikipedia page says too.--RatCreature 09:37, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Non-mailing list Yahoo! projects

Anyone up for working on this page? Perhaps making a general Yahoo! page, instead of one centered around mailing lists? There's now an attitude that "Yahoo ruins everything" after they bought (and nearly destroyed) delicious, and now Tumblr. Wasn't Yahoo behind Geocities, too? --Anenko (talk) 20:23, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Shutdown/Content Purge coverage

This section is clearly going to need ongoing attention over the next couple of months. My particular editing goal was to clarify what's *not* going away (at least not for the moment), and to point readers at some of the resources popping up to address the situation. I suspect that I somehow broke the footnote associated with the boxed quote at the bottom in the course of the edit, because I can't now tell where it came from -- and it very much needs an attribution if it's going to remain there. (It didn't seem to me appropriate to drop it entirely, because the quote certainly does reflect the tenor of the immediate fannish response.) --djonn (talk) 11:14, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Groups Affected by the 2019 Purge

We'll want info about

  • Fanfic exchange groups - lots of these have content that was never migrated to livejournal or ao3
  • Zinelist and other zine-focused groups
  • Fanfic event groups - I think there's conventions that use(d) Y!Groups
  • Adjacent-to-fandom communities - Harry Potter content was sometimes shared on Pagan groups, for example.
  • Other topics? Maybe? -- Elf (talk) 19:02, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Proposal to make the content purge its own page

Perhaps called Yahoo! Groups Content Purge or Yahoo! Groups 2019 Content Purge? --MPH (talk) 15:41, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Is there (or will there be) a page for listing all known fannish Yahoo Groups, the way we have for GeoCities and Fortune City? (I'm currently working on documenting Forever Knight groups, to be ported in from the FK Wiki when I have time.) --Greer Watson (talk) 16:38, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
We can definitely make a section for links to sites that list them. I think the lists themselves would be way too long to be all on one page as single listings.
For instance:
https://web.archive.org/web/20031005121440/http://fanlists.populli.org/quicksearch.shtml
http://paula3001.bravepages.com/IRFTIA-mailinglists.html
--MPH (talk) 20:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)