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Re: Yahoo Groups

Jeff Steinkamp
 

Yahoo is got all kinds of problems and it's only going to get worse as Verizon takes over.  They have no clue what they are going to do with Yahoo Groups as it is not a real money maker.

Many Yahoo group owners have moved their group over to groups.io.  I did that for the groups I manage and it was a breeze to get everything and everyone moved over and message turn around time is virtually seconds.

Jeff K. Steinkamp (N7YG)
Tucson, AZ
Scud Missile Coordinates
N32.2319 W110.8477
On 12/1/2017 10:37, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] wrote:

For days now I haven't been able to get to my Yahoo Groups page. Anyone else having this problem?

KI4VMK
# 2542  🇺🇸


E-mail question

Charles Odom <ki4vmk@...>
 

How do I go about changing my email preferences on Yahoo Groups.

KI4VMK
# 2542  🇺🇸


Re: Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I say go for it.  I am on several other groups that have switched from Yahoo to groups.io and things are soooo much better.

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Dec 1, 2017, at 2:59 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


OK - it's official... YAHOO GROUPS SUCKS! It continues to fail us (and MANY others!) time and time again.

I want to move both of our groups to GROUPS.IO. I'm looking for anybody with firsthand knowledge of why that would be a bad idea, if there is anybody out there with such knowledge. In all the research I've done, it seems like a positive thing, and basically like a no-brainer to move there.  Here's why:

- No special log-in required, i.e. a Yahoo Group ID/account. It's just your email address, not a whole different entity.
- The groups will transition over to groups.io lock, stock, and barrel, with all information and settings intact. 
- Message posting time is in the seconds, not many minutes/hours/days/weeks category that Yahoo seems to operate in here of late.
- We should be able to integrate our Facebook page (did y'all know we have one?), Google Drive, and email.
- NO ADS! NO TRACKING!
- Excellent message threading/searching
- We'd still have a calendar, polls, a database, a photo section, a file section, and we can add a WIKI. That'd be a great home for a FAQ type of arrangement, and for more information on our contests and such.

In my mind, unless there's an overwhelming level of negative responses to this email with concrete "bad stuff" about groups.io, we'll be moving there soon, just everyone knows the "mindset of the executive director" on this issue.

Please, I'm looking for feedback from anybody, anywhere.

73, y'all!

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director





Re: Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Rick - I send out emails but I don’t get anything back to show it went out as other lists I will actually get a copy of my outgoing email sent back to me (email).  Only way I would know if it went out is to either CC myself or go to the browser and log in to see if my email post went out!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Dec 1, 2017, at 5:28 PM, Rick Butz n7we1980@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


I have been trying to post to both the 070 group and the 070 contest group since 6AM this morning.  Initially, all I got when I tried to access either group was "Oops! Content failed to load."  As of now,  both groups will load, but I can't post.  I'm getting email from the 070 group in my inbox, but have tried sending postings by the email address - NO JOY!  So now I'm trying responding to this email.

This is the second time in the last 2 weeks that this problem has happened.  It is NOT on my end as the last time I could post to all my Yahoo groups but 070.  

Hope this makes it out to the list.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 12/1/2017 17:12, David Hardy davehardy0101@... [070] wrote:
 

I'll follow you over there.  I don't have a problem with Yahoo Groups and I use an aol address for it.  See you there when you move.

David Hardy   1697/381
KB3RAN
CARA President
 re w




Re: Yahoo Groups

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Need to switch to :   groups.io       A lot of clubs/services seems to be going to that one.

Dan Morris  KZ3T

I live to live for Him!



On Dec 1, 2017, at 2:28 PM, Mike Watson mikew@... [070] <070@...> wrote:


No, you REALLY don't want to go to Google groups. If you think Yahoo is bad, Google is worse. I had a group there and quickly moved it to a private server using MailMan.

Mike - W0TMW

--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 12/01/2017 12:38 PM, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] wrote:
Yup, I think its time to go to Google Groups 

KI4VMK
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On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:17 PM, "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 

Broken here too.
Funny the messages aren't being effected.

Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Steve McEdwards mcfido@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:14 PM
To: 070
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups
  
 

Hi Charles ,
I cannot find my Yahoo Groups page either and on another couple of groups I
belong to a couple of fellows were saying the same thing.
There must be something going on with Yahoo ,maybe it is time we looked else
where?

73 de Steve
VA3TPS # 526

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070]" <070@...>
> Date: December 1, 2017 at 12:37 PM
> 
> 
> For days now I haven't been able to get to my Yahoo Groups page. Anyone else
> having this problem?
> 
> ⁣KI4VMK
> # 2542  🇺🇸





Re: Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

Yep. I'm a moderator for another group and I've a bunch of emails to approve and I can't get in to OK them. It's really irritating.

Mike - W0TMW

--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 12/01/2017 04:28 PM, Rick Butz n7we1980@... [070] wrote:

I have been trying to post to both the 070 group and the 070 contest group since 6AM this morning.  Initially, all I got when I tried to access either group was "Oops! Content failed to load."  As of now,  both groups will load, but I can't post.  I'm getting email from the 070 group in my inbox, but have tried sending postings by the email address - NO JOY!  So now I'm trying responding to this email.

This is the second time in the last 2 weeks that this problem has happened.  It is NOT on my end as the last time I could post to all my Yahoo groups but 070. 

Hope this makes it out to the list.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 12/1/2017 17:12, David Hardy davehardy0101@... [070] wrote:
 

I'll follow you over there.  I don't have a problem with Yahoo Groups and I use an aol address for it.  See you there when you move.

David Hardy   1697/381
KB3RAN
CARA President
 re w



Re: Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

Rick - N7WE
 

I have been trying to post to both the 070 group and the 070 contest group since 6AM this morning.  Initially, all I got when I tried to access either group was "Oops! Content failed to load."  As of now,  both groups will load, but I can't post.  I'm getting email from the 070 group in my inbox, but have tried sending postings by the email address - NO JOY!  So now I'm trying responding to this email.

This is the second time in the last 2 weeks that this problem has happened.  It is NOT on my end as the last time I could post to all my Yahoo groups but 070. 

Hope this makes it out to the list.

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

On 12/1/2017 17:12, David Hardy davehardy0101@... [070] wrote:
 

I'll follow you over there.  I don't have a problem with Yahoo Groups and I use an aol address for it.  See you there when you move.

David Hardy   1697/381
KB3RAN
CARA President
 re w


Re: Yahoo Groups

Michael Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

Yahoo has ongoing intermittent issues and has for years.  On top of that, the ability to search the archive for messages is abysmal. 

I see the need to move eventually anyway... might as well get on with it.

Mike
WM4B

On Dec 1, 2017 5:15 PM, "'Milton Garb' n6mg@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

Guys/Gals, let me weigh in on this if I may?

My experiences at the moment with Yahoo groups is that I'm not experiencing any problem(s).

Not that I'm a genius with computers...far from it! I'm an appliance operator.

Ex: One evening I was exchanging emails with Steve, W3HF. In the course of this exchange, I was trying to reconcile my XYL's checkbook...

I commented to Steve on what I was doing, and that my Border Collie, Keli Marie, was lying next to me dreaming about fractal geometry! (The infinitely changing circumference of the United States or such.)

Anyway, I have Windows 10, (build unknown) and I originally went to the Yahoo Groups home page, copied the URL and made a desktop icon.

I went there this morning and the desktop icon/link was working just fine. It took me to my Yahoo Groups "home page". Excuse my terminology if incorrect.

Can't we just wait it out, just for a week or two, and see what happens?

I'm not a member of any Google group that I know of, so I cant comment on what to do with that medium.

I am a huge fan of the Google search engine, and most everything I've learned since I graduated from "Harvard on the Bayou"...(Louisiana State University)...in 1967, I learned on Google! (guys/gals, pls...that’s humor)

It is interesting to note how some guys are wavering back and forth...enuf about that...

Milt.

070-650

LONP #76

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:46 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

I agree. Google groups is bulky and difficult to use as well as confusing when you have more than one group.

Jerry n9avy


From: "Mike Watson mikew@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

No, you REALLY don't want to go to Google groups. If you think Yahoo is bad, Google is worse. I had a group there and quickly moved it to a private server using MailMan.

Mike - W0TMW

--
 
"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search

On 12/01/2017 12:38 PM, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] wrote:

Yup, I think its time to go to Google Groups

KI4VMK

# 2542 🇺🇸

On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:17 PM, "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

Broken here too.

Funny the messages aren't being effected.

Randy W4RTT


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Steve McEdwards mcfido@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:14 PM
To: 070
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

Hi Charles ,
I cannot find my Yahoo Groups page either and on another couple of groups I
belong to a couple of fellows were saying the same thing.
There must be something going on with Yahoo ,maybe it is time we looked else
where?

73 de Steve
VA3TPS # 526

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070]" <070@...>
> Date: December 1, 2017 at 12:37 PM
>
>
> For days now I haven't been able to get to my Yahoo Groups page. Anyone else
> having this problem?
>
>
KI4VMK
> # 2542
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Re: Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

David - the idea is that you won't have to "follow" us over there. It should pick up your AOL email address from Yahoo and subscribe you just as you're subscribed now. You'll just go there, sign in (creating a new password I'm gathering) and, bam, everything is already there. 

Milt - I haven't seen much wavering back and forth here. I've seen a wholesale "let's go!"  I'm having many problems with several of my Yahoo groups right now. As in, I can't see any of them when I sign into my Yahoo account. Right now, the only that seems to be working is posting via email to the reflector. Harken back to just a week or two ago where we had a week's period where the 070_contest group working fine, but nary an email showed up (regardless of posting via email or via Yahoo Group "post" function on the web) on the regular group.

There's a reason many, many groups are flocking away from Yahoo these days.... they are having major problems.

I'll continue my research and probably initiate a move soon. We'll see about keeping the existing Yahoo group for a while too, perhaps. More research to be done on that count.

73, y'all!

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 5:12 PM, David Hardy davehardy0101@... [070] <070@...> wrote:
 

I'll follow you over there.  I don't have a problem with Yahoo Groups and I use an aol address for it.  See you there when you move.

David Hardy   1697/381
KB3RAN
CARA President
 re w



Re: Yahoo Groups

 

Guys/Gals, let me weigh in on this if I may?

My experiences at the moment with Yahoo groups is that I'm not experiencing any problem(s).

Not that I'm a genius with computers...far from it! I'm an appliance operator.

Ex: One evening I was exchanging emails with Steve, W3HF. In the course of this exchange, I was trying to reconcile my XYL's checkbook...

I commented to Steve on what I was doing, and that my Border Collie, Keli Marie, was lying next to me dreaming about fractal geometry! (The infinitely changing circumference of the United States or such.)

Anyway, I have Windows 10, (build unknown) and I originally went to the Yahoo Groups home page, copied the URL and made a desktop icon.

I went there this morning and the desktop icon/link was working just fine. It took me to my Yahoo Groups "home page". Excuse my terminology if incorrect.

Can't we just wait it out, just for a week or two, and see what happens?

I'm not a member of any Google group that I know of, so I cant comment on what to do with that medium.

I am a huge fan of the Google search engine, and most everything I've learned since I graduated from "Harvard on the Bayou"...(Louisiana State University)...in 1967, I learned on Google! (guys/gals, pls...that’s humor)

It is interesting to note how some guys are wavering back and forth...enuf about that...

Milt.

070-650

LONP #76

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:46 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

 

 

I agree.  Google groups is bulky and difficult to use as well as confusing when you have more than one group.

 

Jerry n9avy

 


From: "Mike Watson mikew@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

 

 

No, you REALLY don't want to go to Google groups. If you think Yahoo is bad, Google is worse. I had a group there and quickly moved it to a private server using MailMan.

Mike - W0TMW

--
 
"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search

On 12/01/2017 12:38 PM, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] wrote:

Yup, I think its time to go to Google Groups

KI4VMK

# 2542  🇺🇸

On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:17 PM, "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:

 

Broken here too.

Funny the messages aren't being effected.

 

Randy W4RTT

 


From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Steve McEdwards mcfido@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:14 PM
To: 070
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

 

 

Hi Charles ,
I cannot find my Yahoo Groups page either and on another couple of groups I
belong to a couple of fellows were saying the same thing.
There must be something going on with Yahoo ,maybe it is time we looked else
where?

73 de Steve
VA3TPS # 526

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070]" <070@...>
> Date: December 1, 2017 at 12:37 PM
>
>
> For days now I haven't been able to get to my Yahoo Groups page. Anyone else
> having this problem?
>
>
KI4VMK
> # 2542 
🇺🇸

 

 

 

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Jerry N9AVY
 

Yippee, I got an envelope with a bunch of stickers  !!!

Many thanks to the Sticker Elf for getting these to me before Xmas !


Jerry  n9avy


Re: Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
 

I'll follow you over there.  I don't have a problem with Yahoo Groups and I use an aol address for it.  See you there when you move.

David Hardy   1697/381
KB3RAN
CARA President
 re w


Move group

Jerry N9AVY
 

Yes, I'm on board for the move !

Just got home to find over 60 emails in my in box.  Sheesh, hasn't that much traffic in months.

Jerry  n9avy


Re: [070_contest] Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

Thomas Kisner <tom@...>
 

No, *please* keep a separate Contests group. I subscribe to individual
e-mails for the Contest group, but only to digests of the regular group.

I don't want to miss the contest information because I don't have tags
or threads configured just the right way.

73,

Tom KN6Q



On 2017-12-01 15:44, David Westbrook dwestbrook@gmail.com [070_contest]
wrote:
2v quick thoughts...
Well 3 -- very good point by Steve that it is another login (but so
what, every one v already has a zillion logins).

Makeb sure to.keep the Yahoo groups for archive purposes... Just
disable posting.

Not necessary to keep the separate contest group in groups.io [2]?
Arguably wasn't needed in Yahoo (cause then could argue needc
additional groups for other subtopics)... But i believe the "i only
want to see stuff I'm interest ed in" argument is satisfied by the
tags/labels features in groups.io [2] ...
I haven't used it much - maybe someone can post reference page - but
threads can be tagged, and you can set it (w your login) to see/not
see certain tags. E.g. a "dx spot" tag would be a good example.

-david
KJ4IZW


Sent via the https://KN6Q.org server in Briar Texas.


Re: 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

Definite newbie ! 



From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 3:44 PM
Subject: [070] Re: 20m

 
I got one squared away.
I asked where his ALC showed, and he said, what's ALC?

Randy W4RTT



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 4:18 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 20m
 
 
My God, 20 is full of some really bad operators today. Splattering all over.
Wish I could stick my fist in their radio!


Randy W4RTT



Re: 20m

Jerry N9AVY
 

It's the start of the "weekend warrior" influx of bored FT-8 operators !  

Jerry  n9avy


From: "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...>
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 3:18 PM
Subject: [070] 20m

 
My God, 20 is full of some really bad operators today. Splattering all over.
Wish I could stick my fist in their radio!


Randy W4RTT



Re: Yahoo Groups

Jerry N9AVY
 

I agree.  Google groups is bulky and difficult to use as well as confusing when you have more than one group.

Jerry n9avy



From: "Mike Watson mikew@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups

 
No, you REALLY don't want to go to Google groups. If you think Yahoo is bad, Google is worse. I had a group there and quickly moved it to a private server using MailMan.
Mike - W0TMW
--

"Lose not thy airspeed, lest the ground rises up and smites thee."
  -- William Kershner
http://crucis-court.com
http://www.crucis.net/1632search
On 12/01/2017 12:38 PM, Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070] wrote:
Yup, I think its time to go to Google Groups

KI4VMK
# 2542  🇺🇸
On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:17 PM, "randy true w4rttrandy@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:
 
Broken here too.
Funny the messages aren't being effected.

Randy W4RTT



From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of Steve McEdwards mcfido@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 1:14 PM
To: 070
Subject: Re: [070] Yahoo Groups
 
 
Hi Charles ,
I cannot find my Yahoo Groups page either and on another couple of groups I
belong to a couple of fellows were saying the same thing.
There must be something going on with Yahoo ,maybe it is time we looked else
where?

73 de Steve
VA3TPS # 526

> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Charles Odom ki4vmk@... [070]" <070@...>
> Date: December 1, 2017 at 12:37 PM
>
>
> For days now I haven't been able to get to my Yahoo Groups page. Anyone else
> having this problem?
>
> ⁣KI4VMK
> # 2542  🇺🇸




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Re: [070_contest] Move to GROUPS.IO vs Yahoo Groups

David Westbrook
 

2v quick thoughts...
 Well 3 --  very good point by Steve that it is another login (but so what, every one v already has a zillion logins).

Makeb sure to.keep the Yahoo groups for archive purposes... Just disable posting.

Not necessary to keep the separate contest group in groups.io?  Arguably wasn't needed in Yahoo (cause then could argue needc additional groups for other subtopics)...  But i believe the "i only want to see stuff I'm interest ed in" argument is satisfied by the tags/labels features in groups.io ...
I haven't used it much - maybe someone can post reference page - but threads can be tagged, and you can set it (w your login) to see/not see certain tags. E.g. a "dx spot" tag would be a good example.

-david
KJ4IZW

On Dec 1, 2017 14:59, "Matthew King - KK4CPS mrk.twg@... [070_contest]" <070_contest@...> wrote:
 

OK - it's official... YAHOO GROUPS SUCKS! It continues to fail us (and MANY others!) time and time again.

I want to move both of our groups to GROUPS.IO. I'm looking for anybody with firsthand knowledge of why that would be a bad idea, if there is anybody out there with such knowledge. In all the research I've done, it seems like a positive thing, and basically like a no-brainer to move there.  Here's why:

- No special log-in required, i.e. a Yahoo Group ID/account. It's just your email address, not a whole different entity.
- The groups will transition over to groups.io lock, stock, and barrel, with all information and settings intact. 
- Message posting time is in the seconds, not many minutes/hours/days/weeks category that Yahoo seems to operate in here of late.
- We should be able to integrate our Facebook page (did y'all know we have one?), Google Drive, and email.
- NO ADS! NO TRACKING!
- Excellent message threading/searching
- We'd still have a calendar, polls, a database, a photo section, a file section, and we can add a WIKI. That'd be a great home for a FAQ type of arrangement, and for more information on our contests and such.

In my mind, unless there's an overwhelming level of negative responses to this email with concrete "bad stuff" about groups.io, we'll be moving there soon, just everyone knows the "mindset of the executive director" on this issue.

Please, I'm looking for feedback from anybody, anywhere.

73, y'all!

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



Re: 20m

Randy True
 

I got one squared away.

I asked where his ALC showed, and he said, what's ALC?


Randy W4RTT




From: 070@... <070@...> on behalf of randy true w4rttrandy@... [070] <070@...>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 4:18 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] 20m
 
 

My God, 20 is full of some really bad operators today. Splattering all over.

Wish I could stick my fist in their radio!



Randy W4RTT


Group Change

Chris J LaRue NO7E
 

I am all for us switching to a different group, Yahoo is definitely getting worse and worse.

73 de Chris NO7E
no7e@...
OMISS #10925
PODXS 070 #2551
Feld Hell #5846

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