On 8/9/2018 9:29 PM, Helen Borrie hele...@iinet.net.au [firebird-support] wrote: > I've been seeing the same thing in this and other Yahoo lists. > Also, as list admin, some other behaviour, such as getting a 404 error > when I click through the supplied link to a post that requires > moderation. The latter problem went on for a week but it seems to > have been resolved now. I wonder whether Mark saw the same thing with > the Firebird-Java list.
The traffic on firebird-java is very low, but last week there was one such message and the moderator tools were behaving a bit odd. > Yahoo recently underwent an ownership change: it belongs to Verisign > now. I concluded that our list problems were probably due to new > hands on old software as the Verisign people gradually move the Groups > archives to their own servers. There's also the activities of > U.S.-based list providers having to become compliant with the EU > privacy laws by the July 30 deadline. It's probably a mix of > circumstances. Given similar problems have occurred with some frequecy over the past decade, I wouldn't necessarily blame it on Yahoo having been bought by Verizon (not Verisign). I would assume that the maintainers/admins of the platform continue to work for Yahoo, now as part of Oath (the umbrella company of Verizon that 'contains' Yahoo). Mark -- Mark Rotteveel