Alert: Yahoo Groups shutting down soon


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Hi everyone,

Hope this is the right section.

Yahoo is shutting down their Groups site. New uploads and content will be locked starting on the 28th of this month, and all data will be erased on December 14th. The email system will remain functional for an unspecified amount of time, but knowing Yahoo (i.e. GeoCities), I wouldn't count on much.

The Yahoo Groups platform has a TON of synth and music stuff, some dating back to the mid 1990s. All of this will be lost when the platform is erased. Some moderators are migrating to groups-dot-io but that company now raised the fee for transferring groups to $220 (USD). Many groups have been dead for years, but still have patches, tech and repair info, and a lot more; sadly there is no one to migrate them as the admins are gone.

I am working on archiving as many groups as I can (also have some "life events" this weekend and the next so I'm not able to do as much as I'd like to). I'm using PG Offline, which seems to work. You can download an entire group's messages, or just the files, photos, or links too (to folders on your PC). Messages are stored in SQLite but can be exported to HTML and more, meaning it can be added to a new forum or an existing one. Free 30-day trial or about $25 for it; Windows only. The developer is actively working on adding group.io export too. I can't do all of the thousands of music groups, not by a long shot. I would encourage anyone here who wants a certain group's information to use that program and quickly before the lockdown on the 28th - I don't know how that is going to affect the system. The only wrinkle is that you must be a member of any group you want to save. Sadly with some of the dead "restricted"/closed groups that means you would have had to have been a member prior to it fading out; there's no one to approve you now.

If you choose to archive any groups, please comment below with which one(s) you've done.

Hope this can help somebody.

-Max
 
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Next batch is finished.

ROLAND_D70
DTXpress
yamahaex5ownersclub
FIZMO - messages only
jv80
Roland_JD-990
jv1080
rolandd50synthusers
v-synth
xp-30
Roland_Jupiters
 
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New batch finished last night through today:

Ensoniqsampler
KurzList
AN1x-list
MPC60
EVERYTHING_CONN
MIDI_SYNTHS_SYSEX_PATCH_EXCHANGE
rolandjunod
Kurzweil250
Roland-Controllers
JD-800_Tech
kiwitechnics
DSS-1
 

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Thank you for doing all of this archiving for everyone! It's very generous of you.
 

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I believe I used to belong to a Waldorf Group as well.

I quit because most of the traffic was pretty banal.

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Have a link? I can probably archive it, if there's anything you need.

Next day's worth is done:


rhodes
Roland_FR18_Diatonic
RolandSamplers
K1000-K1200
MidiSPD
YamahaA5000
KORGM50USERSGROUP
SonicCell
nordstage
KnobTweak
Allen-Organ-Owners
 
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I just received this in my yahoo mail.

Dear Group Moderators and Members,

Thank you for your commitment to Yahoo and for helping us define the power of digital communities. Eighteen years ago, we combined the functionality of a site called eGroups.com with a precursor community platform called Yahoo Clubs to launch Yahoo Groups. Since then, you and millions of others have helped prove our hypothesis, by creating and joining more than 10 Million groups.

A lot has changed about the Internet since 2001, including the ways most people now use Yahoo Groups. Today, most Yahoo Groups activity happens in your email inbox, not on the bulletin boards where Yahoo Groups started in the pre-smartphone age. Increasingly, people want content and connections coming directly to them, and this is why we continue to invest in Yahoo Mail -- including the recent launch of a new Yahoo Mail app that is currently the highest-rated email app in the App Store and Google Play.

So, as our users’ habits have evolved, we have begun the process of evolving our approach to help active Yahoo Groups thrive and migrate to our email platform. To help you plan for these changes, below is the schedule of how this transition will happen.

Beginning October 28, 2019:
Users will be able to join a Yahoo Group only through an invite from the Group Moderator or by submitting a request to join a Group, which requires approval by the Group Moderator.
Since we are moving Group communication from posting on message boards to email distribution, uploading and hosting of new content will also be disabled on the Yahoo Groups website.

Beginning December 14, 2019:
All Groups will be made private and any content that was previously uploaded via the website will be removed. We believe privacy is critical and made this decision to better align with our overall principles.
If you would like to keep any of the content you’ve posted or stored in the past within your Yahoo Group, please download it by December 14 by accessing this link.

As these dates get closer, we will send follow-up reminders. More information about the upcoming changes can be found here.

While this evolution of Yahoo Groups is inspired by how we see the platform being used today, we know change can be difficult. Here are a few important facts as we make this transition:

1. Yahoo Groups is not going away - We know that our users are deeply passionate about connecting around shared interests, and we are evolving Groups to better align with how you use it today.

2. New groups can still be formed - Users can continue to connect with others around their common bonds and interests. From animal rescues to sporting and activity groups, civic organizations to local PTAs, members of our Yahoo Groups will remain connected and able to share their activities and interests. All of the content that you have shared previously on the website, can continue to be shared via email.

We know that Yahoo Groups is an important online extension of your real-life group of friends, interests and communities, and we are committed to supporting communities that rely on Yahoo Groups. Thanks for coming along with us this far. We look forward to seeing where the technology -- and you -- take us in the decades to come.

Sincerely,
The Groups Team
I guess I must still be registered with a group though for the life of me I have no idea which one. Possibly a Korg TR group or Casio group I joined 18 years ago. :eek:

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Twenty-three more are done. I've been working as internet allows (I've been on the phone with technical support several hours this week as there are some significant connection issues that have sprung up).

DR-5
RolandVSDocsII
TRITON_EXTREME
MojoMusicians
korg-wavestation
KorgM1M1Rex
korgms2000
vk_corral
roland_fp
oasys-pci
Korg_Wavestation_moderated
RolandVSDocs
K3Resurrection
yamaha-psr-styles
PODxtLivePODxt
finale
JohannusOrgansSchool
connartistes
KorgProphecy
prophet_vs
macbethsynths
Midi-Reedless-Accordion
k5synth
 
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More finished:

EZguitars
yamahapsrgroup
Kawai-Teisco
Alesis_QS_synthesizers
Casio_FZ_Samplers
CasioCZ1
Casio_FZ_Samplers_2
Kawai-K
xgworksusers
xgworks-exchange
akaiS1000S1100Samplers
electonetalk
korgpolyex - this one may be moving to groups.io
s612
VDrums
 
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Hi everyone,



Here is the final list of all 312 Yahoo groups that I was able to archive completely (messages, attachments, files, photos, and links). I also have a download from Yahoo's Get My Data thing that appears to have more of the message archives from other groups, but it's in a format that I can't do anything with right now; I'll let you know when that changes. There are also a bunch of groups that I was able to download all the files/photos/links, but no messages or attachments due to technical issues and timeframe.

  • 01v96
  • 1alesis_qs_series
  • 808landrofonik (nothing there)
  • 8XPresets
  • A345k
  • AKAI-Z8
  • AKAIMPC2000
  • ALJOR7223 (Korg N364&PA80)
  • AN1x-list
  • APC40
  • AW16G
  • AX-Synth
  • Akai-DR1200
  • Akai-S3000XL
  • AkaiMPC2000XL
  • AkaiSG01v
  • Akai_samplers
  • Alesis-Vortex-Keytar
  • AlesisQS8
  • Alesis_QS_synthesizers
  • Alesis_SR-16_Users
  • Allen-Organ-Owners
  • AlternativeSynthesizerTunings
  • Analog-world
  • Armenian-Midi-Style
  • Artist_sound_N3d
  • CMU800
  • CS2X
  • CZsynth
  • Casio-MZ2000-Resources
  • CasioCZ1
  • Casio_FZ_Samplers
  • Casio_FZ_Samplers_2
  • Cheezy-Ion
  • DJX
  • DMdrums
  • DR-5
  • DSI_Evolver
  • DSPFactory2
  • DSS-1
  • DSS-DSM-Synths
  • DTXpress
  • DTXtreme
  • DW8000
  • DX200
  • Disclab
  • Discover5
  • Don48smp3s
  • Dxseries
  • EMU-ESI32_and_4000
  • EMU_B3
  • ESQ1
  • EVERYTHING_CONN
  • EX-5
  • EZguitars
  • EnsoniqESQ1
  • Ensoniqsampler
  • EstilosTeclados
  • FIZMO - messages only
  • FMSynthesis
  • FantomBrasil
  • FantomKeyboard
  • FranceYamahaSampler
  • FreeVKits
  • G-1000
  • G-70
  • GI-20
  • Gem-Equinox
  • GospelMusician
  • GroupeAlesisMicron
  • Hartdrums
  • Home_Recording_with_Roland_VS_890_and_other_digital_recorders
  • JD-800_Tech
  • JX-305_Synth
  • JohannusOrgansSchool
  • K1000-K1200
  • K3Resurrection
  • K5000
  • KAWAI-K5000
  • KORGM1BANKZ
  • KORGM50USERSGROUP
  • KaossPadKP3
  • Kawai-K
  • Kawai-Teisco
  • KnobTweak
  • Korg03RW
  • KorgCX-3
  • KorgExtreme
  • KorgM1M1Rex
  • KorgM3Group
  • KorgM50
  • KorgPS60
  • KorgProphecy
  • KorgSP500
  • KorgTrinityPlus
  • KorgTriton
  • KorgX3
  • Korg_Kaoss_Pads
  • Korg_Kingkorg
  • Korg_R3
  • Korg_Wavestation_moderated
  • Korg_balkan
  • Korgs3
  • KurzList
  • KurzSoundsalphajuno-mks50
  • Kurzweil-KSP8
  • Kurzweil150
  • Kurzweil250
  • Kurzweil_ME1
  • LeslieOrganSpeakerOwners
  • Line6M13
  • Line6PocketPod
  • Live_Rm1x
  • MC-808
  • MDF3
  • MIDI_Procesors
  • MIDI_SYNTHS_SYSEX_PATCH_EXCHANGE
  • MMT8
  • MPC60
  • Midi-Reedless-Accordion
  • MidiSPD
  • Mirage-Net
  • MojoMusicians
  • PODxtLivePODxt
  • ROLAND_D70
  • Roland-Controllers
  • RolandSamplers
  • RolandVSDocs
  • RolandVSDocsII
  • Roland_D-70
  • Roland_Equipment
  • Roland_FR18_Diatonic
  • Roland_GP8
  • Roland_GP8
  • Roland_JD-990
  • Roland_Jupiters
  • SY77-TG77-SY99
  • SonicCell
  • TRITON_EXTREME
  • The-V-Group
  • TritonStudio
  • VDrums
  • Wavedrum
  • XioSynth
  • YamEx
  • YamahaA5000
  • YamahaDX (moved to Groups.io)
  • a3000
  • akai-samplers-fr
  • akaiS1000S1100Samplers
  • akai_sample_cd
  • akai_z4_z8_france
  • akaiax80
  • akaipro
  • akais3000xlusersclub
  • akaitd0
  • alesis-ion
  • alexprado (Kurzweil club Rio de Janiero)
  • amrobhrawry
  • an1x_dutch
  • aqmahanarpeggiators (nothing there)
  • asrx
  • atari-midi-programming
  • beatbangaz
  • beatsamples
  • casio_keyboards
  • casiocollectors
  • casiofz1
  • casiokeyboards
  • casiomt-400v
  • cheap-ass-synths
  • classicvocoder
  • connartistes
  • connartists
  • deutscheskurzweilforum
  • digitalhorns
  • dp4 (Ensoniq DP4)
  • dr202
  • drummachine
  • edirol
  • electonetalk
  • electribe
  • electronicorganhistory
  • emu_command
  • emu_mp_7
  • emulatorII-list
  • ensoniqkt
  • ensoniqsamplers
  • ensoniqsd1
  • ewi4000s
  • experimental_akai
  • fantom-users
  • fantomxa
  • faulleludovic (korg micro x)
  • finale
  • frankhamers48
  • frenchvg-99user
  • fs1r
  • fusionHD
  • gems2
  • generalmusic
  • groovalicious
  • groovezone
  • grupo_mc_505
  • guitar-synth-users
  • gypsy2003
  • hpd-15
  • johannusdigitalorganuserclub
  • jp8080
  • jperaltalagos
  • junog
  • jv1080
  • jv80
  • jx-305
  • k5synth
  • kawaisynths
  • kawaixs1
  • kiwitechnics
  • klubkorg
  • korg-arrangers-it
  • korg-electribes
  • korg-wavestation
  • korg01w-list
  • korgPA80paul
  • korg_electribe_sx
  • korg_kronos
  • korg_microsampler
  • korg_microstation
  • korg_pa
  • korg_pa_series
  • korg_sv-1
  • korg_sv1
  • korg_tr_samples
  • korg_triton_le
  • korgandrolandclub
  • korgds10group
  • korgfan
  • korgiseries
  • korgkarma
  • korgkorg_manuals
  • korgkornucopia
  • korgms2000
  • korgms2000users
  • korgnano
  • korgoasyssucks
  • korgowners
  • korgpa1xprokorgpa80rolandem2000
  • korgpa80-PATI
  • korgpa80yamahadx11v50
  • korgpolyex
  • korgsg
  • korgtrident
  • korgtritonbalkan
  • korgx5d
  • korgz1
  • ksp8
  • kurzgroup
  • kurzlistbrasil
  • kurzweilkserbia
  • kurzweilpc3
  • m3r
  • macbethsynths
  • macstation
  • magicstomp_ub99
  • mainstagepro
  • marylandbarnhart
  • mauniljain_09
  • mc-09
  • mc-307_users (nothing past mid-2014 as it was all spam after that)
  • mc202
  • microkorg
  • microkorg_nospam
  • miragelives
  • mo6-mo8
  • mrzr
  • nordstage
  • oasys-pci
  • oberheim
  • prophet_vs
  • rhodes
  • roland_fp
  • rolandd50synthusers
  • rolandjunod
  • s612
  • sq80
  • tg33sy2235
  • the-linear-users-group
  • tritondev
  • tritonusers
  • trrack
  • tx16w
  • v-synthxp-30
  • vbass
  • vintageschematics
  • vintagesynthrepair
  • vk_corral
  • vl1m
  • w30users
  • wavestation
  • xgworks-exchange
  • xgworksusers
  • yamaha-psr-styles
  • yamahaX
  • yamaha_tx816
  • yamahablackboxes
  • yamahacs2xowners
  • yamahacs6x
  • yamahaex5ownersclub
  • yamahapsr
  • yamahapsrgroup
  • yamahapsrstyles
  • yamahasy85

I also have the following partial groups, where Yahoo erased everything partway through the message download:

SamplersofThe70sand80s - through message #80 (4/7/2007)
tg500 - through message #699Z1 - through message #3228 (7/20/2009)
YamahaYMF7x4 - through message #5319 (12/7/2013)
XV-Patches - through message #35 (3/26/2003)
MC-909 - through message #6715 (3/30/2006)
NordElectro - through message #9083 (3/21/2005)
yamaha-psr-songs - through message #24783 (1/29/2003)
 
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Okay, here are the 185 groups where I was able to download all the files, photos, and links, but no messages or attachments before the erasing.

MC-80
MO-DX
MOTIF-FORUM
MPC4000-France
MU128
MV-8000
Motif-XS-ES
Mpc3000-c
Nordlead
Oasys
PLAYER_YAMAHA
PODWORLD
PODX3live
PODXTLIVE
Peavey-Lovers
ProSoloist
QY70
ROLAND_VS2480
RS7000-France
Rodgers_Organ_Fan_Club
Roland-Super-JV
Roland-V-Synth
Roland-Vsynth
Roland-XV
RolandBossGT-3
RolandEdirolUA-101
RolandFantomG
RolandG800excelent
RolandGP16
RolandGrooveMC909
RolandHarpsichordClub
RolandMKS
RolandVS-Upgraders
Roland_GP8
Roland_KR7
Roland_MC-909
Roland_SH32-Moderator
Roland_V-Synth
Roland_VG-88
Rolandorgan
Rolandsystem100synthpatchgroup
S5000
SP-808USERS
Sampler_Owners
SolinaStringEnsemble
TRITON_USERS
TheYamahaMotif678
TheatrePipeOrgansExclusivelytheatre-sf
TonyBanks
UA-1000
VASTprogrammer
VEditor
VK8M
VS-1680
VS1680
YAMAHA-PSR-A1000
YAMAHAMOTIF7
YAMAHA_PSRA1000_Master
YamahaDGX
YamahaMM6
YamahaMY16mLAN
YamahaPSR3000_1500_Organ_Flute_Voices
YamahaS90ES
YamahaTyros
YamahaTyros3
Yamaha_MX_Synthesizer
Yamaha_Mania
Yamaha_S80
microkorg_Electribes
minilogue
monotribe
monotron
moogtaurusandbasspedalusers
motif
mpc1000
mpc2500
murat39
musiccreator
numberofthebeast
odysseypatch
orientalsamad
p80yamaha
pgaudiomx
pma5
pma5roland
pod-users
pod_midi_effects
prophet08
prophet2000
psr2100rocks
psr8000
psr_tunes
px1
qy-100
roland-e
roland-indonesia
roland5
rolandMC909
roland_SH-5
roland_VA-7
roland_XPs
roland_cr78
roland_tb-03
rolandax7
rolandbossdr5supportgroup
rolandbr
rolandfantom-g
rolandfantomclub
rolandfp5
rolandg-1000
rolandgroovesynthusers
rolandgw8
rolandintegra7
rolandjd990
rolandjunostage76
rolandjv1010users
rolandjw50
rolandmc505france
rolandmsq700
rolandmusicgear
rolandsamplergroup
rolandsh32france
rolandsp808-1
rolandv-accordions (moved to groups.io)
rolandva7
rolandvarios
rolandvg88vg8
rolandvsdigitalworkstations
rolandxvitalia
s2000xchange
s950sampler
sample_cds
sintkorgx3
soundcanvas
sp540v
spaceecho
spdsuser
sr16_addicts
su700
sw1000xg
synth09
syntheditor
synthesyzersus
synths-ts12-x3-sy22
synthstaton25
sysex
system100
taoufik_korgpa80
taoufik_simila
technokid3
tecladistas
teclaskorg
terminalshockstudios
tg55sy55
theakaimpcusersnetwork
theatre_organ_academy
thewavestationclub
theyamahadjxplayhouse
triton_studio
tritonowners
u2songs
va-7russia
vdrums2
vdrumsinfo
vm-7200
vs1880
vs840andvs840exusersgroup
xvitalia
xw-p1
yamaha01x
yamaha_guru
yamaha_psr_9000
yamaha_psrians
yamaha_ry30
yamaha_s_series
yamahacvp
yamahadjxzone
yamahadspfactoryusersgroup
yamahafanatics
yamahamo
yamahamotifes
yamahas80
ypg625users
ypsrgr
zbajan
 
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I just received an email from Yahoo today stating that they have extended the deadline for the closing of the groups to Jan 31, 2020.

Gary ;)
 
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I just received an email from Yahoo today stating that they have extended the deadline for the closing of the groups to Jan 31, 2020.

Gary ;)
Yes, thanks, but that’s for their own download tool, which sadly doesn’t seem to get a lot of the group material. The site itself is wiped, which means that all tools designed to download from there don’t work anymore.
 

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