Groups io Sets Up New Group Transfer Prcoess from Yahoo to Groups io
For those of you who were unaware of the efforts being made to once again attempt a group transfer from Yahoo to Groups.io, I'll summarize the new situation.
When we originally attempted a group transfer from Yahoo to Groups.io, we got a message saying that Yahoo had made a change in their login process, preventing Groups.io from exporting an entire group (membership, files, etc.) from Yahoo to Groups.io. At the time, Groups.io said they were studying on how to work around this problem, and temporarily couldn't do any Yahoo group transfers.
This afternoon Groups.io gave notice of their new workaround solution, but it is somewhat convoluted, and involves a Yahoo group Owner approving a new member application from firstname.lastname@example.org and making this "new member" a Moderator, with authority to shift around membership and files. After this "new member" transfers everything to the new Groups.io site, the "new member" eventually deletes the entire group.
Rob and I have already completed all the necessary steps to initiate this new group transfer, although Groups.io is making us wait in an application line while our request is processed, during which time Yahoo will have the opportunity to throw a new monkey wrench into the process if they discover what is going on. As such, success is not guaranteed. The latest response message from Groups.io concerning our request is pasted below.
Gary DeBock (Moderator on Yahoo, Owner on Groups.io)
Easy Yahoo Group Transfer Setup
We are in process of transferring your group. Depending on Yahoo and demand, this may take several days. You will be notified by email when the transfer is completed.
Yahoo Group Email Address
Groups.io Group - mw-dx UltralightDX | main
Send a message to your members when the transfer is complete