Re: Future of YahooGroups and alternate options
John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
On the topic of 'what will happen if/when Yahoo finishes up', my main hobby is astronomy and in the local astronomy club we've had a highly successful Yahoo group (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/e-scorpius/info) for many years.
However, with the future of Yahoo not being certain, some members have recently set up a web-based forum using PHP (http://www.mpas.asn.au/Forum/index.php) for members. It will have a similar design to the much larger 'IceInSpace' amateur astronomy forums (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/index.php).
The only downside with this is that so far, it seems that you actually have to login in the web browser to view the messages; you can't get them in your email inbox (at least with Thunderbird) but can only get messages when new postings are made.
There is still a learning curve with this, so we are yet to work out all of what can or can't be done with PHP.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/