This is an open letter from the webmaster of AdonisMale to all adult groups migrating from Yahoo Groups.
On October 15 2019, Yahoo Groups announced that they will be limiting the functionality of groups. Starting on Monday October 28 2019*, you will no longer be able to upload any more content to the site, and as of December 14 2019 (8 weeks) all stored content will be permanently deleted. This will strip all web functionality from Groups:
Files | Polls | Links | Photos | Folders | Calendar | Database | Attachments | Conversations | Email Updates | Message Digest | Message History
Yahoo Groups will limit administrator ability over certain group settings, and essentially turn Yahoo Groups into an email listserv.
If you need a new home that's more than email, then I invite you to read on.
Hi, my name is Joel and I grew up in the heyday of Yahoo! Groups (literally went through my teen years on Yahoo). I remember the days when it was the bustling, lively, enriching place that it used to be filled with awesome groups, amazing members, and sizzling pixxx. More importantly, it was the special camaraderie that led to lifelong friends that made Yahoo Groups such a wonderful place. I'm still a member of several Yahoo Groups, stretching more than a decade of membership.
It became apparent many years ago that Yahoo was no longer interested in investing resources into Yahoo Groups, so I branched out into my own small gallery in 2013. While Yahoo faltered and mistepped over and over again (anyone remember Neo??), I've focused on turning my gallery into an independent community to retain the same sense of camaraderie and friendship as Yahoo Groups. AdonisMale is now one of the world's biggest, most comprehensive, and definitive resources of male fashion models, bodybuilders, vintage erotica, and Playgirl centerfolds. We're proud to be one of the world's premier gay communities.
An Offer to Yahoo Group Owners
If you'd like to read the full list of club features (we call them "clubs"), you can refer to Start Club: https://www.adonismale.com/startclub/
Here's what you really care about though (and it's why I eventually started my own community):
- We're NOT a subsidiary corporation owned by a media company owned by a wireless telecommunication giant (!), none of whom care about you or your members. We don't have a CEO, or shareholders, or investors. We're an independent website whose only mission is to provide a safe and welcoming community for adult groups.
- We're NOT a legacy platform with no investment into the future. We run on premium community software that gives us all of the features you're about to lose, and we will continue to update and invest in new features to meet modern expectations. Our website displays beautifully on all device sizes and types; includes modern features like notifications, reactions, and leaderboards; and we offer unlimited uploading of content.
- We're NOT going to censor your adult content, provided they meet our terms and guidelines. In almost all mainstream platforms (anyone remember Tumblr??), adult content creators and adult groups are censored. We're an independent community, and because we're independent, we not only offer adult content but celebrate sexuality front-and-center. Literally, our homepage has porn! We have common sense guidelines designed for adult groups, and we believe in working with club owners first on any infractions.
- We're NOT going to push you away. In the world of Yahoo, Groups are an afterthought. They exist because they've been around forever. In the world of AdonisMale, our community and clubs and members are the sole reason why I've built this place. My mission is to help you be successful with your group, and to provide a home like no other.
All of this for free. With unlimited storage, members, and messages. Backed by the resources of one of the largest free gay porn communities.
When you re-launch your group on AdonisMale, I passionately believe you're not just moving to another platform. What I offer is a community, a partnership, and webmaster that will nurture, empower, and celebrate you like no other. Welcome to the home you've always deserved at AdonisMale.
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* Listed as October 21 2019 in Yahoo's initial announcement, which they later retracted as a mistake
I'm going to break it down as simple as possible:
- Yahoo: email listserv
- AdonisMale: web platform + member management + modern features + adult content
I will be blunt and tell you that we're not going to be a perfect replacement for Yahoo Groups. We're not email-to-email. You move to us because you want: a web-based community that you run and control, modern features, unlimited uploading, adult content, and the support of a community that prides itself on being best-in-class and growing.
If you're ready to move to AdonisMale, it's simple to get started.
- Register for free on AdonisMale
- Click on Clubs on the menu. On the Club Directory page, click on "Start a Club" button.
If you're serious about moving to AdonisMale, you should probably also do the following:
- Send me an email to [email protected] with your Yahoo Groups URL, any questions that you might have, and a brief introduction of yourself and your group. I respond to everybody within 24 hours and will answer all questions. You've heard my story, and I'd like to hear yours.
- Send a notice out to your Yahoo Group about the migration to AdonisMale.