Some of you may have recently received emails from yahoogroups about how their service is "evolving". Despite the word, the service is doing anything but that - it is being totally stripped down into essentially just an email distribution service.
The biggest changes are that they are removing all hosted files, photos, and the entire message archives!
If any of you have uploaded files/photos to the group and want to save them, visit this link before SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER.
I have made a backup of the entire message archives of the two groups (with the exception of a few recent posts). If there is demand, I aim to upload them to ontrackplant/departmentals websites and build a search facility so you can look at old messages. Would people be interested in this?
The biggest elephant in the room is the future of the two groups. It's apparent that their use is dwindling, with only one or two posts a month, compared to 200/300++ in their heyday. With searchable message archives, we may just call it a day and close both of the groups down as they seem a bit redundant?... If you need to ask questions, you can continue to do so in this site's forum; upload photos here; log sightings; get "watchlist" email alerts etc.