Archving the old Yahoo! group

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Archving the old Yahoo! group

Post by Snoopy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:01 pm

So Yahoo! has decided they will shutter most of the groups function and delete all content on December 14th. Not a surprise, since Yahoo! has been on life support for 10 years now. But, that group does have quite a bit of Quizbowl history on it and should be properly archived for historical purposes. Is there already an archive of the board's contents, and if not, can one be made prior to the December 14 deletion date? I confess that I'm too young to know the mechanics of Yahoo! groups and have never used it or even had a Yahoo! account in my life, so while I could make an attempt to archive important things, I don't believe I am the best person for the job.
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Re: Archving the old Yahoo! group

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:01 am

I'm not in the group, but if an archive exists somewhere (or one is created before 14 Dec), I'd be glad to host it on the site.
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Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:36 am

It's at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/quizbowl/info. You have to be a group member to get access, and the Join Now button does not work.
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Re: Archving the old Yahoo! group

Post by tiwonge » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:09 pm

I am a member of the group. I'd be fine with loaning my Yahoo password if somebody who wants to archive it needs access. (I don't really use it for anything.)
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Post by AKKOLADE » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:24 pm

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