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moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfer deadline

Margo Seegrist
 

Shal, I know Yahoo was sold and bought and sold again in the last year.  I also know that every time Microsoft does a Windows update, we lose the ability to see the photos in the albums in yahoogroups.

I know there is one person that was kept on when yahoogroups was sold the last time.  He's a manager now.  So he's "It" when it comes to maintaining the yahoogroups site.  I can always tell when he's on vacation or away from the office because the albums don't come up for some time.

For the last week or so we also had the white boxes for albums but Microsoft was kicking out updates like mad so he might have been waiting for all that to settle down.

I too am an optimist and see that the albums will show again in the not too distant future so we can download them and transfer them somewhere or at least get them on our computers.

Some of that info was told to me by my AOL tekkie (they are now both owned by the same company).

Sincerely,

Rli@...


moderated Re: Would love to have the ability to put albums within albums

Margo Seegrist
 

Thanks for the info, Bruce but we will need to see the photos when we go to the albums.  I know over in yahoogroups under attachments it was listed the way you described for the photos as files.  Not the nested part but just showing the name of the photo.

Sincerely,

Margo

In a message dated 10/16/2019 5:34:28 PM Pacific Standard Time, bruce.bowman@... writes:

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 08:03 PM, Margo Seegrist wrote:
I am interested in the ability to have albums inside albums to make it cleaner for the site. 
Margo -- I totally agree that this would be a handy feature.

Just FYI, if you check the box for "allow photos in files" you can have nested photo albums in the files section. Unfortunately this does not display the photos as thumbnails/slideshows or provide any of the other features of a photo album...just basic storage.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

Bärbel Stephenson
 

I can assure you that many involved in yahoo groups for many years do not believe the news yet and are confident that yahoo will not do what they said they will...
And I actually got told off in a group yesterday for spreading untruths...
 
Barbara 
 

-------Original Message-------
 
From: J_Catlady
Date: 10/17/2019 16:48:03
Subject: Re: [beta] GIO in the long term
 
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 08:45 AM, Victoria wrote:
I really do worry about Mark´s health.
He seriously needs to charge extra for the spate of rushed transfers; I wasn't kidding about that. He could use the money to hire some drones to do the transfers. (And the people doing the late transfers should be charged a penalty anyway. :)
 
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moderated Re: OFFTOPIC: Yahoo! Group Shutdown takes out UK's Oftel phone system

Chris Jones
 

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 05:25 PM, Glenn Glazer wrote:
I thought it was that Ofcom was a telco.
Ah; I see! Ofcom is the Telecom Regulator*. Oftel was its predecessor, and related only to telephone communications.

Chris

*This includes broadcast television.


moderated Re: OFFTOPIC: Yahoo! Group Shutdown takes out UK's Oftel phone system

Glenn Glazer
 

On 10/17/2019 09:16, Chris Jones via Groups.Io wrote:
Sorry, but IMHO your subject ("Headline!") is rather wide of the mark, and the supposed link to Ofcom in the Twitter feed is to a telco, not Ofcom.

Chris

I don't live in the UK, sorry about that. From my reading, I thought it was that Ofcom was a telco.

Whatever it is, I think there's likely to be more of this, of people relying on Yahoo! when they should not have been for things that require more reliability than Yahoo! has ever offered.

Best,

Glenn

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moderated Re: OFFTOPIC: Yahoo! Group Shutdown takes out UK's Oftel phone system

Chris Jones
 

Sorry, but IMHO your subject ("Headline!") is rather wide of the mark, and the supposed link to Ofcom in the Twitter feed is to a telco, not Ofcom.

Chris


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

In fact, they were the first group I thought of when I heard the news yesterday. But I have no way to reach them any more because I no longer even go near yahoo.
The vet in my group was (and possibly is still) in their group. Maybe I’ll reach out to him.


On Oct 17, 2019, at 9:01 AM, J_Catlady via Groups.Io <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

I tried to get CanineCushings to transfer a couple of years ago. The owner, then a vet student (possibly now a vet) and someone I respect, absolutely shut her ears to my suggestion/plea.


On Oct 17, 2019, at 8:58 AM, Victoria via Groups.Io <dr.vcaesar@...> wrote:

J wrote: (And the people doing the late transfers should be charged a penalty anyway. :)

Well, there are some who were comfortable until that Yahoo message showed up on the front pages which is only a short time ago if I recall correctly. These owners are really caught unarmed.

 

I am a (just reading) member in two of these groups, one of them has 5490 (canine cushings) and the other 4343 (feline hyper-T) members. They are doing a real good job as well. What a mess!

 

Victoria


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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

J wrote: (And the people doing the late transfers should be charged a penalty anyway. :)

Well, there are some who were comfortable until that Yahoo message showed up on the front pages which is only a short time ago if I recall correctly. These owners are really caught unarmed.

 

I am a (just reading) member in two of these groups, one of them has 5490 (canine cushings) and the other 4343 (feline hyper-T) members. They are doing a real good job as well. What a mess!

 

Victoria


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 08:45 AM, Victoria wrote:
I really do worry about Mark´s health.
He seriously needs to charge extra for the spate of rushed transfers; I wasn't kidding about that. He could use the money to hire some drones to do the transfers. (And the people doing the late transfers should be charged a penalty anyway. :)
 
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

J wrote:

 

The only facts I have to back this up are my ongoing experiences on this beta group, and as a GIO member, for several years, but I can tell you this: that is just not going to happen. I think even the idea of that is making many of us here laugh out loud. Mark's commitment to this is unquestionable. I can't speak to the rest of your concerns.
 
This I can only underline! But when I see how hundreds of new io-Groups were founded just in the last few days wishing to become transferred till deadline, I really do worry about Mark´s health.

 

Victoria


moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

p.s. Scott: apologies for assuming in my previous post that you were a brand-new member here. I see now that you've actually been here for awhile, so you already know what I know. Wish I could give you some hard data. Hopefully Mark will help out.
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moderated Re: GIO in the long term

 

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 07:53 AM, Scott Logan wrote:
if the owner loses interest or something
The only facts I have to back this up are my ongoing experiences on this beta group, and as a GIO member, for several years, but I can tell you this: that is just not going to happen. I think even the idea of that is making many of us here laugh out loud. Mark's commitment to this is unquestionable. I can't speak to the rest of your concerns.
 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated GIO in the long term

Scott Logan
 

I am a member of one more Y!G that is considering moving to GIO. The owner is also considering Google Groups. This group has been around for nearly 20 years (almost as long as my own).

 

A valid concern has been brought up about the long-term viability of GIO, as expressed below.

 

Can anyone provide some insight? Maybe Mark can comment, especially as to the financial realities.

 

Thank you.

 

Scott

 

 

I share Diane's concern about the long-term viability of groups.io vs Google Groups (to the extent that anything has long-term viability these days). Usenet was around forever before becoming Google Groups, and has a large corporation supporting it. Then again, that same corporation abandoned its widely used Google+ social media service (and of course now we see Yahoo ... ). Groups.io is an appealing site but I don't know what its financial support is, to assure it stays up if the owner loses interest or something. Is there a world-wide community of people committed to the indefinite operation of groups.io no matter what eventually happens to the site's founder(s) etc.? I'm wishing for something like how the Linux kernel's long term viability has been totally and firmly decoupled from the viability of Torvalds.


moderated OFFTOPIC: Yahoo! Group Shutdown takes out UK's Oftel phone system

Glenn Glazer
 

Forgive the offtopic, but I thought people here would be interested in this bit of news:

https://twitter.com/erincandescent/status/1184587323599736837

Best,

Glenn

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moderated Re: Would love to have the ability to put albums within albums

JenniferEverSews
 

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 08:03 PM, Margo Seegrist wrote:
the ability to have albums inside albums
Yes, I agree.  Albums inside of albums - as we have with folders inside folders- would be a welcome addition for my groups.  Thank you Margo for your message.
Jennifer 


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfer deadline

 

My suggestion is to charge double for this now!:-)
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moderated Re: Would love to have the ability to put albums within albums

Bruce Bowman
 

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 08:03 PM, Margo Seegrist wrote:
I am interested in the ability to have albums inside albums to make it cleaner for the site. 
Margo -- I totally agree that this would be a handy feature.

Just FYI, if you check the box for "allow photos in files" you can have nested photo albums in the files section. Unfortunately this does not display the photos as thumbnails/slideshows or provide any of the other features of a photo album...just basic storage.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: Yahoo Group transfer deadline

 

Mark,


Also note that it appears that most Photos sections are already off-line and not transferrable.

The word "already" may be wrong there. The current outage in photos (for my groups anyway) started a few  weeks ago and I don't think is connected to the planned content deletion.

Except maybe that they're tired of fixing it.

There have been numerous prior outages in the photos section of Y!groups over the last few years, and usually they get around to fixing the problem, but not necessarily promptly. Nor necessarily comprehensively (some groups report their photos are back, while others still see them as blank squares).

What happens this time is anyone's guess I suppose, but I'd try not to imply that they won't come back. Maybe "... most Photos sections are currently having an outage and it isn't known if they'll be restored prior to the deadline."

Shal
(yeah, ever the optimist).




moderated Would love to have the ability to put albums within albums

Margo Seegrist
 

I'm a newbie owner of a groups.io site and don't know if this has already been discussed.  I am interested in the ability to have albums inside albums to make it cleaner for the site.  We are just moving over from yahoogroups and have presently 434 albums at that site.  You have to scroll forever to find the correct album whether you set it to date or set it to alphabetical.  I would like to have a clean photos tab that shows 2018 albums and under that specific subjects like Layouts, Mingles, Challenges, etc. and then under that the actual months of albums.  That way we won't have to scroll or go page by page through so many albums to find what we want since the title may not be what is on the photo.

Naturally I won't be copying all 434 albums over to groups.io but from this point forward we'll be creating future albums (13 each month) which will clog things up quickly unless we have the capability of having albums within albums.  (I have that on my computer now) - albums within albums.

Is there any way you can do this feature?


moderated Re: My focus for the next few months

 

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 3:38 PM Michael Rickey (AF6FB) <michael.rickey@...> wrote:
Are there any updates since this was posted? I'm very excited about the possibility of a mobile app (Android).


I've had a team in Spain working on this for several months now, and things are progressing at a pretty good clip now. I'm doing my best to complete the API as they need it and to not slow things down, although the sudden influx of Y! Groups refugees is filling my plate right now. I'm hoping that the app, in some form, will be released before the end of the year. Most likely it will not initially include group management features; those will be added later. It will be released on both iOS and Android at the same time.

Thanks,
Mark

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