Just when I thought we were finally sunk….Groups.io to the rescue!
Remember when we asked for someone to build us our own platform for our groups to move to? We said if they’d code it, we would come.
Well, someone has! And not just ANY someone. Nope. This someone is Mark Fletcher, the creator of ONElist.
For those of you who don’t get that significance, ONElist is what eventually became the part of the basis for Yahoo Classic Groups. You can read more about Mark and his history here. But my point is that we have someone who was part of the beginnings of the original Yahoo Groups now working on a groups platform that very possibly can be our answer!
So far, both public and private groups are free, and there are some fees for some things like more storage and the ability to add members directly. I haven’t gotten any pricing from Mark, but you can post to him in the Beta group and ask.
Bear in mind, it’s still in Beta testing mode, but that’s more than we ever got when Yahoo hit us with NEO. Some things like photos and database are not yet implemented, but the creator is very open to input and suggestions and is encouraging people to join his Beta Test Group which can be found here.
There is also a TO DO List that Mark has created, that can be located here. Features are the TO DO list and there are bugs and updates also on the site.
Meanwhile, if you want to check out this new Groups platform, test it out, make suggestions, and create your own group to play with, have at it! You can find it here. Or you can join the test group Tyger and I are running, “Feathered Leader’s Nest,” MM Sanctuary.
Then please come back and give us some feedback either here or in Mods And Members, okay?
So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!