Re: [mlathemods] mlathemods group closing down, being replaced by ml_lathemods group
The Barstock Engine Group had the same problem after JWE died. It was a simple matter for the sole remaining moderator to obtain ownership of the group. He just had to contact Yahoo and hold an election. I think it took about a week.
I'm the owner of the 600+ member mini-mills group. It's very hard to get a new group established. IMHO you'd be much more successful if you revitalized this one.
If you want to discuss it do it here or via private email. I won't be joining the new group.
--- On Fri, 3/2/12, Corey Renner <vandal968@...> wrote:
From: Corey Renner <vandal968@...>
Subject: [mlathemods] mlathemods group closing down, being replaced by ml_lathemods group
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, ml_lathemods@..., "Neil" <neilsmorr@...>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012, 7:43 PM
Everyone probably knows that JWE died a few months ago, he was the founder and owner of this group. Apparently, he made me a moderator of the group which is something that I wasn't aware of until this morning.I received an email today from Neil Morrison (addressed to moderator) pointing out that spammers were filling the LINKS section with links to spammy websites. I deleted the bad links, but when I attempted to delete the accounts of the spammers, I discovered that I do not have adequate permissions to delete accounts. ONLY JWE could do this, and he is no-longer with us. I thought that promoting another member to moderator status would be a wise move, and discovered that I also do not have permission to do that. I am also not able to approve new members. I've tried to see if Yahoo can do anything and they will not, despite the rumors that a moderator can be voted-in, etc. it appears that they will not intervene.Since this group is effectively dead and unmanageable, I have created a new group called ml_lathemods which is intended to replace it. I am asking that everyone please JOIN that group and LEAVE this one. I will not allow any new files or messages to be added to the old group, and in a few days I will begin deleting the content that is already here. My plan is for the new group to become as vibrant as the old one used to be before JWE passed.This link will take you to a photos folder in the new group. I have posted two screen captures, the first shows my permissions as moderator of the old group. The second shows JWE's permissions in that same group. You will probably need to click VIEW, LARGE to be able to see the problem.Please join that new group, and don't forget to leave this old one (when searching for a group, the # of members determines the rank in the search results). We will have multiple owner's and moderators so that this problem doesn't repeat itself, and this group will be allowed to range off-topic more than my other groups usually do out of respect for JWE.Disagree? Think I'm a jerk? Tell me over there.See you on the other side.cheers,c