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10-18-2019, 11:46 PM
With the imminent demise of the Previa Yahoo Group, talk has turned to where to resettle, and FYI I have been touting this site as the preferred destination. So if you hear the virtual sound of approaching whistling exhausts and clattering revolvers, that's what's going on. Not entirely sure how many are left - there are probably 8-10 active posters, but lurkers make themselves known on occasion.

10-19-2019, 07:58 AM
There goes the neighborhood. :LOL2:

10-19-2019, 09:58 AM
We'll try to settle in downwind, so the white smoke from the failing head gaskets doesn't limit your visibility.

All this fancy-shmancy website stuff; it's gonna take us awhile to adjust from what we're accustomed to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXVxCYYOns)...:rol:

10-19-2019, 11:40 AM
I thought I noticed the smell of VC oil smoldering on a header........oh wait, that's just you guys :rol:. Seriously though, I think you'll all find this forum is much easier to navigate. I never could figure out how to find anything on the Yahoo group site. FYI we're happy that you chose this site to migrate to. Your experience and expertise will be very much appreciated here. Welcome aboard! :wave2: :thmbup: Tim

10-31-2019, 02:52 PM
Welcome brothers and sisters. May your SADS last another 100k.

11-01-2019, 06:47 PM
We'll try to settle in downwind, so the white smoke from the failing head gaskets doesn't limit your visibility.

All this fancy-shmancy website stuff; it's gonna take us awhile to adjust from what we're accustomed to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXVxCYYOns)...:rol:

Thank you Yahoo, for finally sucking so bad that you're forcing the rest of the group over here! The Yahoo Group web interface has been almost unusable for 10 years, good riddance! Vbulletin is great, crisp clean and simple yet extremely functional. I hope all the great Previa minds there are able to make the transition here.

11-16-2019, 07:50 PM
I'm afraid that I have inadvertently added to some of the confusion surrounding the demise of the yahoo group, because I didn't understand it myself. I will mention it here so that I don't compound it any further.

As I mentioned on the group, except for something saying yahoo won't host user content anymore, I never noticed the original statement with the fine details about all this. That's because I haven't checked my Yahoo email account in years. Well I looked at it today and found the full notice. I'm going to append it below.

So this tells me important things I didn't understand from postings on the group. Most importantly, the group isn't vanishing, just the website is. The email list will not be going away, which explains why some long term members haven't expressed much concern about the coming changes. However I have always read the group on the website, and I'm not sure if I will automatically be receiving emails. I just chose "Daily Digest" in my yahoo setting and hopefully that will ensure that I receive emails. But if not, who is the Group Moderator? In all the years I have been on the list I've never seen anyone calling themselves the moderator. If any new member wants to join, they also need to contact this mysterious Group Moderator. This might be why another poster here couldn't sign up, because October 28 was the cutoff for signing up the old way.

I am guessing that most people will still use the email list rather than this site, which is a shame because I prefer web forums to sifting through hundreds of emails.

I'm kind of baffled that Yahoo thinks most people want to receive information this way. Most of the email lists I have been on died long ago in favor of forums, and Yahoo thinks its trending the other direction? :cnfsd:


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11-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Phew. Well I am getting the daily digest from the group now, so that's good. I guess I'll use a couple of these in celebration. :redvan: :silvervan: