How can we preserve group message base?
I was notified this morning that Yahoo groups is effectively shutting down. I am a group owner. While I can download all files and photos for preservation, how can I get the complete message database? There is valuable information there dating back almost 20 years.
Katie Hoeppner, ARVSS commented
waited a week for our ZIP file of all the info in our rescue's Yahoo Group... I cannot open what was sent. What is a ".json" file anyway??? Is this a joke? Like others here, we would like to keep all our information!!!
Maureen Peter commented
I want the same. We have valuable information dating back years. I received an email to say my download was available, however when I go to the link, it says nothing is available to me after all.
Ramona Bernard commented
Similar to these questions, but I'd like to know how to download all my groups photos, NOT one by one. I thought the description under "Privacy Dashboard" would help, but the message I got from Yahoo stated "Your download request has been completed, but no data of this type is available in your account." Any suggestions on photo download?
Brigitte Lakah commented
Wow, just wow! 18 years of data lost......... Not to mention the ability to communicate.
Wilson Logan commented
Google "Personal Groupware" for software to save everything.
It’s strange how things come back to their beginning.
I created this program (PGO) during the Dot Com implosion, 19 years ago, to preserve the data on the Yahoo Groups I was a member of.
Now it is being used again for the purpose for which it was originally intended…. the emergency preservation of data.
It is a fitting, if sad end.
BEA GAR commented
Could you PLEASE give us an alternative? As a group owner, I am deeply worried about keeping all the group content after the closure dat on oct 28th
The group I moderate has close to 30,000 messages. From what I have read on this thread "How can we preserve group message base?" there seems to be no provision Yahoo has for us to download everything, even if it's just the message bodies. Yahoo is allowing sabotage by corporate infiltrators paid by FB and Google.
Andrea L. commented
I have the same issue, how is Yahoo suddenly not allowing me to download my messages, they DO NOT OWN THE information, just the platform. I want all my messages! ALL OF THEM!
class action law suit?
Warren Jones commented
What? I don't understand. Anyway, I have the same question. I, too, would like to be able to preserve the discussions. I did print 97 pages, but only the first three lines. I want to keep The complete messages. Oh, I now see that I misread your comment. I thought you said, "Inappropriate."
William A LaBarr commented
Isn't that stupid idea a violation of our rights to freedom of speech and press? Is there someone who might know more about that?
William A LaBarr commented
I am a group owner also and I sure as **** will tell my bank to not honor any attempt by Yahoo to try to get another $34.00 for domain registration. I will not pay that fee for a group that by Yahoo is going to be completely useless.
I share these concerns, with over 20 years of messages & posts in two groups I own. Someone at Yahoo needs to provide a suggested course of action, if they actually read this area.
K L commented
Come on, Yahoo! It's time to step up to the plate: if you want to shut down groups, then you need to provide a pathway for important archived messages to be exported in a format that we can use. PLEASE DON"T GHOST ALL OF US! Why wasn't this part of your announcement?
Wendi Sotis commented
I have the same question.
Paul E Wieloszynski commented
I have the same issue with a group that has over 30,000 messages from veterans over the past 19 years. Hoping message archive is preserved.