I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I can tell you that a good number of our engineers spent their weekend fixing the issues with photo uploads and photo viewing, and we are happy to announce that we believe the problems have been resolved. Please let us know if you are still seeing problems.
Rumor has it that I posted an email on some groups announcing the upcoming shutdown of Yahoo! Groups. Please rest assured that these are just rumors! Not only is Yahoo! Groups not going to be shutting down, but we are also enhancing our features to improve your user experience. Also, don’t forget, I just joined the team and hope to work with you for a long time. ☺
Another misconception out there is that you will be losing all of your archived data. This is absolutely untrue. What seems to have caused some confusion out there is the fact that we plan to make some changes to the Message History grid that has been appearing on the front page of each group. While it is true that our new design won’t initially include the History Grid, our product team is working on a bringing a redesigned version of it back shortly.
Finally I wanted to address Ed K and others who are telling us to focus on fixing the current bugs instead of focusing on evolving. Our goal with this first release of Yahoo! Groups is to embark on a path of more frequent product updates. This means that we can’t cover everything at once, so we focused on the things that were most important to you, to enable you to communicate and share with your group members. The redesign has at the heart of its focus the improvement of current sporadic issues.
Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this transitional period.