Disinfo About Grouply
- I have now blocked my groups, indigo-parents,
indigo-children, and alternacare from being
accessed by Grouply, and from receiving Gouply
invitations, because I'm weary of all the commotion it causes.
BLOCK YOUR YAHOO GROUP (takes 1 minute)
As a group owner, I had read a lot of stuff about
Grouply, and there are a lot of "scary" misconceptions about Grouply.
I read all the shock that was being posted about
it, and got all worried, and then I read the Grouply site.
I'm not worried about Grouply anymore.
Here are some snippets from Grouply - its good to
read the whole page and be accurately informed about Grouply
How does Grouply protect the confidentiality of my group messages?
As part of Grouplys service to provide a better
interface to your existing online groups, Grouply
offers you the ability to post and read group
messages on the Grouply website. Grouply, like
Gmail and all email-reading systems, has a
security mechanism to ensure that you get to see
only the messages you are supposed to. You must
be a member of a given group in order to see that
groups messages in Grouply. This restriction
applies to Grouply employees as well. A Grouply
employee cannot access a groups messages unless she belongs to the group.
As of May 2008, you
longer need to provide your Yahoo password to use Grouply.
Someone is spreading false anti-Grouply rumors in
one of my groups. What should I do?
Certainly everyone is entitled to their opinion
about what constitutes a useful internet service.
Unfortunately, sometimes the line is crossed, and
several Grouply users have reported encountering
anti-Grouply postings in their groups with false
statements being presented as facts, not opinions. Examples include:
* Grouply automatically spams everyone in the group
* Grouply is a phisher and an identity thief
* Grouply makes private group information public
* Grouply is a scam
Spreading false rumors (see
that Grouply is a spammer for more examples)
puts the author and the entire group at risk.
Terms of Service (TOS) prohibits mak[ing]
available any Content that is defamatory [or]
libelous . Yahoo has shut down user accounts or
entire groups when the TOS is violated.
If you encounter any defamatory statements about
Grouply, you might want to remind the group owner
about Yahoos TOS and point them to
for the facts about Grouply.
I am the owner of a group, and I would like to
prevent members from posting invitations to Grouply.
I do not want my group members to use Grouply to
access a group that I own. What do I do?
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