On 2019.10.31 1327, 'Sivier, Jonathan E' jsivier(a)illinois.edu
There was a message a on October 18 that indicated
this list was
going to be moving to the Shared Weight list server. It seemed to
indicate that everything will be moving including the past messages.
The messages posted up until October 28 will be available until December
14. There may be a short gap in messages since supposedly none of those
posted after the 28th will be stored. However, looking at the list
website I see this message I'm replying to listed, so perhaps new
messages will continue to be stored until December 14.
1. The full info from Yahoo! is that they are effectively changing the
Groups to be more like Mailing Lists.
As such they will continue to provide a service of that nature for
however long it is Yahoo!'s pleasure to do so, certainly past the
December date listed.
"Content" refers mainly to that held and viewed at a Groups's web page,
and it's Files, Photos, Database areas. This is what may not be added to
It's all there to read on various Yahoo! pages.
2. I hope and expect that when this list is hosted at Shared Weight the
archives (which include messages posted a few minutes ago) of it remain
not visible to public, and search engines, as it is now.
To move to an open model, as existing Shared Weight lists are, without
stating such a change is occurring would be very poor form.
To make messages passed around (shared) on the Yahoo! Group Trad Callers
suddenly visible would similarly be poor.
Whether there is sensitive material, that was shared in this group's
environment or not, it is a change. It is more than the principle of the
matter. There may have been former members/subscribers who would not
appreciate such an action.
Should it come to be an open archive it would be appropriate to keep
messages from the period of this Yahoo! Group prior to being hosted at
SW in an archive requiring membership in the successor list to view.