Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re:: This is the end ... beautiful friends
From: canadavros
Date: 19/10/2019, 3:25 pm
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, Rob <ribman@gmail.com>

 Thanks Rob - agree with all your points, including keeping an email-style platform

I gave Yahoo the flick as my email service a while back. Was already sick of the front page with it's celeb "news" etc, then the hack which had my email address sending out spam to everyone who I'd ever had email contact with, and then it got taken over by some other multinational who sent out an email in which they stated that all email content would potentially be shared with sundry other companies and users had to agree to the new conditions. Thanks but no thanks.

So in some ways I'm sad it's all ending in this form, but also glad to finally say good riddance to Yahoo.


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On Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:59 PM, Rob ribman@gmail.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:


Yep. Sounds like a high-shelf choice so far.  Notes:
- yes, sad
- yes, we can reconvene on a new platform without max pain
- no, don't panic
- always Powderworks.org is meant to signpost the past present and future platforms for pw, for just such mass migrations. 
- let's keep an email style platform operating, it's still got traction 
- let's try to capture and curate the archive of mail, members, images, links, calendar. 
- we have 2 months for a graceful retreat/reposition. 

Let's keep the chaos low and the transparent cooperation high. Do we (the list) agree on the current admins making arrangements transparently or is there something else to mention as needed/better?

Cheers to decades more oily powderworks, on tech-stacks we don't even know of yet. (Discord?)

Rob (RibMan) Manthey

On 18 Oct 2019, at 5:20 am, nathan@arrowsmithwebsites.com [powderworks] <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au> wrote:

I discovered Powderworks in about 1995 and would like to see it continue. groups.io looks like a good option, because they can transfer the archives from Yahoo. I hate Facebook.