On 2019.12.12 2217, isis feral via Groups.Io wrote:
I played around with it some more, and it's becoming clear now that theInteresting.
In the interest of completeness I've been acquiring data in any form I can from Yahoo! Groups.
The Y!G bundles, and other apps.
PGO (for Photos, I'm a group Owner so can do that, download photos.)
Also two Chrome Browser Applications (not an extensions.)
These have been used quite successfully in Vivaldi Browser (it too is Chromimum based.) The Applications wouldn't display a button as in the description/instructions so I brought them out/made visible by entering vivaldi://apps in the address bar. I then saved that on my Speed Dial page, though a Bookmark would work as well.
The one was able to grab a multi-column list of _all_ the members (no 1000 limit). Done.
Chrome Application to Download Members
http://yahoogroupedia.pbworks.com/w/page/79909487/Chrome Application to Download Members
The other was to download messages.
Chrome Application To Download Messages
http://yahoogroupedia.pbworks.com/w/page/93006447/Chrome Application To Download Messages
I took it a bit at a time, balancing a concern for the deadline and the block by Yahoo! if one tries to gobble too much at a go. Blocks of 200 to 500 to start. Being on the west coast of NA I noticed that when most folks east of me settled down for the evening I could get more done, quicker. I was able to download 1000 msgs at a time. Looking in to the saved text files of these they appeared fairly complete. I've not had time or further inclination yet to check them.
One reason I chose this belt and braces (suspenders if you prefer) approach was this application downloads the Yahoo! Group message number with the messages.
One should be able to build a number of different things from these files. I have noticed that messages that are deleted still seem to present a number, however may not appear as messages to us. This might be part of some of the differences between the total number or messages passed and what one can find. Not sure.