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  • Pat Turner
    Pat Turner, Pres. CSRR http://www.CedarSpringsRR.com candsn3@mindspring.com Yahoo is making plans to introduce a premium Yahoo Groups service. This means not
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2004
      Pat Turner, Pres. CSRR
      http://www.CedarSpringsRR.com
      candsn3@...

      Yahoo is making plans to introduce a premium Yahoo Groups service.
      This means not all groups would remain free. This wouldn't be
      horrible,
      except that it looks like they're talking about downgrading the free
      groups where they have considerably less storage space than they do
      now.
      So FIGHT BACK!!!
      Yahoo has a survey going on right now asking Yahoo Groups users what
      they would think about this premium service.
      Please take this survey and make it clear to Yahoo that you do not
      want
      to pay for groups and that you don't think any features/storage space
      should be taken away from free Yahoo Groups.
      There is one place in the survey where Yahoo asks you to write any
      features you would like to see groups have. Please use this space to
      tell them you're against premium groups.
      Here is the URL for the survey:
      http://sweepstakes.yahoo.com/groupspremiumsurvey2
      Here is a page from the survey that details what Yahoo is
      considering:
      Assume the following: Yahoo! Groups is considering introducing a
      premium
      service options for its users and reducing the storage and usage
      limits
      of its current free service. The following table summarizes what the
      free and premium level would be.
      Option A
      Basic service (Free) Option B
      Premium (For pay) Option C - For pay
      Premium (For pay)
      General description: Same as current Yahoo! Groups free offering but
      new
      limitations on storage.
      Feature list:
      All feature currently available for free
      500K messages/attachments size limit
      Basic storage & usage limits:
      - 5MB Message archive storage
      - 5MB File storage
      - 5MB Photos storage
      - Data transfer limit: 1MB per month for incoming emails
      General description: More features, extra storage compared to "Basic
      service".
      .
      Feature list:
      All features currently available for free
      + Ads removed from email and web pages
      + Member import tools
      + Group stats reports
      + Larger messages/attachments (2MB size limit)
      + View message attachments inline
      + Premium directory listing
      + Priority Customer Care
      Extra storage & usage limits:
      - 30MB Message archive storage
      - 30MB Files storage
      - 30MB Photos storage
      - 2,000 Ad-free impressions per month (email and Web pages)
      - Data transfer limits: 100MB per month for incoming email and 1GB
      per
      month for outgoing emails General description: Same as "Groups Plus"
      enhanced service but subscribers can purchase if you need more
      storage
      and usage than option B.
      Features list:
      All features currently available for free
      + Ads removed from email and web pages
      + Member import tools
      + Group stats reports
      + Larger messages/attachments (2MB size limit)
      + View message attachments inline
      + Premium directory listing
      + Priority Customer Care
      Extra storage& usage limits:
      - More than 30MB Message storage
      - More than 30MB Files storage
      - More than 30MB Photos storage
      - More than 2,000 Ad-free impressions (email and web pages)
      - Data transfer limits: More than 100MB per month for incoming email
      and
      more than 1GB per month for outgoing email.
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