[Coco] The 'New Yahoo Group'

Salvador Garcia salvadorgarciav at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 1 13:32:44 EST 2020

 Hi Carlos!

A fantastic 2020... let's make this year count!

I'll stick to English. The last time I tried Japanese I think I called someone a skinny hippo ;-).

For anyone who might be concerned about this coco list being affected by the Yahoo Order 66, don't be. Fortunately, this list has absolutely nothing to do with Yahoo. As Dennis mentioned, this list Will Go On.

Those who have used escape pods to jump the Yahoo ship are those who have or are members of a Yahoo Group. It affects many members of this list because of this, but it does not affect this list in any way. Such is my case. I belong to the Chicago Area Robotics Groups. Its main venue to communicate and share files since its founding in 2001 is (was) a Yahoo Group. We have no choice but to seek lodging elsewhere. At this point, I can't even go to the group page and read the posts. They are no longer displayed. As a member of the CoCo community, it affects me too because I kept a close watch on the CoCo 3 FPGA Yahoo Group. They have sought sanctuary at groups.io.

But all is well here in this group :-). Salvador

    On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 09:20:40 AM CST, Carlos Camacho <idevgames at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Thank you Dennis for stating this mailing list isn't going anywhere. I too
read these messages and it sounded like people were abandoning ship.

I fully understand Yahoo Groups shutting down, and I've archived all data
and messages of over 20 retro groups.

Now I'd like to ask, for the CoCo community, what is the point to setup a
IO.Groups account? For discussions, we have this mailing list, and Facebook
Group. For files, we have the CoCo Archives. For polls, we have Facebook
Group. (I get some folks don't want to be on Facebook.) There's also an
active Discourse (spell?) group.

For other retro platforms, they don't have the many active and rich
communities that the CoCo has, thus I see the need for IO.Groups (spell?)

Hate to go non-CoCo talk, but just asking as I couldn't understand the need
for that group for this community. What am I missing?

Thanks for any insight.

And as we say in Japan on January 1st...

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu. (Happy New Year.) Kotoshi mo Yoroshiku
Onegaishimasu. (Please be favourable to me this year.)

Carlos Camacho

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