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152484Re: [XP] Happy Birthday!

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  • George Dinwiddie
    Dec 31, 2009
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      Bill Caputo wrote:
      > On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Dave Rooney <dave.rooney@...> wrote:
      >>> Was that the date it became the yahoo list or the creation of the
      >>> e-groups list itself (before yahoo bought them)?
      >> I'm not sure. The first message
      >> (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/extremeprogramming/message/1) was at
      >> 9:49 PM on Dec. 31, 1999. That leads me to believe that it was the
      >> creation date.
      > Looks like the egroups move didn't happen until Aug. 2000 (according
      > to wikipedia) - what's weird is that I remember being on this list
      > when it was still egroups, and several of the member join dates date
      > until 12/1999, but mine is Aug. 2000 - which is when the list became
      > part of Yahoo groups. Dunno, maybe I had a different account or
      > something before. Anyway, happy birthday XP list!

      Bill, probably that's when you created a yahoo id. Egroups, and onelist
      which preceded it, were more traditional email lists. You /can/
      subscribe to yahoogroups as an email list, but they don't make that
      information easy to find, preferring that people be more easily tracked
      for marketing.

      - George

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