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38106Fw: Important Yahoo! Groups Service Changes

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  • Wilf Rigter
    Aug 1 12:07 AM
      Bad news!

      I received the attached message from Yahoo in which they announced

      "attachments will no longer be archived within the Messages area"

      which will have a big impact on our group.

      As far as I can see, this change makes Yahoo unsuitable as a forum for the
      beam group.

      I would like the group's opinion what options alternatives we should
      consider and how the existing archive can be preserved for future reference.

      Note that the changes kick in on Aug 7 so that saving the archive has
      highest priority as it must be done before that day.

      Your ideas and prompt action will be greatly appreciated by one and all!


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Yahoo! Groups" <notify@yahoogroups.com>
      To: <wrigter@...>
      Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:36 PM
      Subject: Important Yahoo! Groups Service Changes

      > Dear Yahoo! Groups Moderator,
      > You are receiving this notice because you are a moderator of one or
      > more groups. As part of our efforts to ensure that all Yahoo! Groups
      > users enjoy the same high-quality service, we will implement the
      > following service changes on Aug. 7, 2003:
      > - Message Attachments: Yahoo! Groups will continue to deliver all
      > attachments sent via email, however, the attachments will no longer be
      > archived within the Messages area. You may continue to upload files
      > and images to the Files and Photos areas of your groups. Please
      > re-upload any attachments you would like to preserve to the Photos or
      > Files areas of your group. On Aug. 7, all attachments in the Messages
      > area will be removed, and Yahoo! will be unable to retrieve such data.
      > - Add Members: The "Add Members" feature will now allow you to add 10
      > new members per day (e.g., the ability to directly add your friends
      > and family to your group). You may still use the "Invite Members"
      > feature to invite others to join your group.
      > - Files and Photos: Groups web membership will be required to access a
      > group's Files and Photos areas.
      > Thank you for your support as we make these changes that will allow us
      > to continue offering a compelling, high quality, free service.
      > For more details on the service changes described above, please visit
      > our help section http://help.yahoo.com/groups/groups-56.html. Please do
      > not reply to this message via email, as responses will not be read.
      > Sincerely,
      > The Yahoo! Groups Team
      > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

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