Remove INACTIVE groups from the directory as a default
The Yahoo Groups directory is FULL of groups that have had NO ACTIVITY for well over a year. As a default, these groups should not appear when searching for a group by keyword. I suggest adding a link or checkbox to "Include inactive groups in search", but by default they should not show up, since they are unlikely to be a useful group anymore.
groups should be ordered by categories and subcategories
and within that, they should be ordered by number of members
for ex. a group that has 1000 members should be before a group that has had 5 members but is actually dead (no conversations)
everything is mixed up so prospective members spend too much time trying to identify a group they might be interested in joining.
Example: groups on international adoption should be ordered in "parenting" and be ordered by size (number of members).
Groups on children with disabilities should be put in health > children > and be ordered by size !
I disagree. Many groups are essentially placeholders for datafiles that are valuable to current or new members - the number of members a group has is not necessarily relevant either.
I am not sure what is considered "activity" by Yahoo.
If a new member joins or some file is added or changed or deleted or if someone reads or downloads some information from a group that should be considered activity - not simply the posting of a new message. If a group truly had no activity of any sort for over a year, perhaps Yahoo should send a message to the group owner, if they do not reply or are unreachable, Yahoo should delete the group (after further warnings) and after posting a warning message in the group itself in case any current members want to retrieve any information
No thumbs from me here. Some groups not having activity is not a problem. Those that are full of spam are
Before NEO, groups were ordered in clear categories and subcategories, and then ordered by number of members. Important groups with thousands of members were thus appearing before dead groups with 5 members.
But now, with NEO, there are no subcategories, all groups are mixed up together, with dead groups with about no members appearing, while other IMPORTANT GROUPS are missing from the list !!!!