Subject Re: Move away from Yahoo Groups to a Forum
Author blizzardb2001
I suppose if a large part of the community uses Newsgroups then that is a good reason to stay with Yahoo.
However newsgroups -- correct me if I'm wrong -- are becoming old technology. The only way that I know how to subscribe to newsgroups is using Outlook Express or a similar newsgroup client, and I find it very frustrating having to 'synchronise' and download my new messages.
All of my email is online-based with Gmail, so I can access new messages on any PC, but your newsgroup accounts do not use a web-based client (do they?) which means if you move to another PC you have to move your Outlook Express with you.

I wonder if you set up a poll how many people would vote Forum, and how many would vote Yahoo Groups.
--- In, Paul Vinkenoog <paul@...> wrote:
> Hi blizzard,
> > I just want to express my frustration at using this Yahoo Group.
> > First of all it's not compatible with Google Chrome in that it won't
> > let me post.
> Then I'd say the incompatibility is with Google Chrome. These groups
> have been functioning since long before Google Chrome arrived.
> > Wouldn't a 'forum' be the best solution? From what I've seen, these
> > have the best search functions and everything is organised into
> > threads.
> Why don't you just subscribe to the mailing list and use a good
> threaded mail reader with search capabilities? Myself I rarely visit
> the Yahoogroups interface - I hate it.
> With mailing lists, you have all the messages delivered at your
> doorstep *and* you can keep everything that's interesting on your own
> computer.
> Cheers,
> Paul Vinkenoog