Author Topic: Fate of the Yahoo message boards?  (Read 234 times)

Offline Donkey Hotey

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Fate of the Yahoo message boards?
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:23:15 pm »
With the sad passing of Jumper, it’s probably time to think about picking up some of his work. One of those has been maintaining the Yahoo EH message boards. At least two of them were owned by him and others have been overtaken with spam over the years.

While I much prefer this forum to the outdated mail list format used by Yahoo, the fact remains that there is a lot of legacy information stored out there.

I just took it upon myself to message the Yahoo administrators and explain the situation with Jumper’s passing.  I have volunteered to take over his role on those boards in the absence of anybody else already being next in line.

So if I stepped on anyone’s toes and you get a message from Yahoo, that’s what’s going on. No internal mutiny intended or implied. It’s been nearly a month and this is about the time he’d send out some message to bump the forum and it reminded me to do something about it. 
Greg
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Re: Fate of the Yahoo message boards?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 09:46:03 am »
Greg....
     I'm tickled you volunteered to help out. You are definitely qualified to handle it. X smarts, credible, communication skills. I do know as you have stated that you don't have a lot of time in long stretches.
     I don't know of any motions from the Executive board at this time even recognizing this absence. 
     The Yahoo site (excelsiorhendersonresourceboard) has a ton of data, although hard to retrieve (for me, computer lacking).....   but it is there. A lot of the community used that site for years. I myself do feel that it is still a needed site.
     For what ever reason a lot of members use this site or the yahoo site.... not a lot of folks that cross over. I tend to believe that there are a lot of owners that never ever post and monitor both sites.

     Quite a bit of involvement on the facebook page, but not much technical discussion. Mostly events, and "for sale".

     As usual my concerns are for the new X owners that have no idea that we are out there, and how to hook up with us.

     thanx for jumping in buddy,
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Re: Fate of the Yahoo message boards?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 09:20:47 pm »
Trying to keep this as public as possible, these are the non-club related Super X boards that I could find. When I say non-club, there were a few that were set up by regional owners as general chit-chat discussion areas, separate from the tech info in the others.

Man, it's hard to believe there were so many. Remember all the in-fighting back in those days?

I believe Jumper owned these:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Excelsior-Henderson-Resource-Board/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/excelsiorhendersonsaleboard/info

These, I don't know:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/excelsiorhendersonmotorcycle/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Excelsior-Henderson-Road-Crew/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ExcelsiorHenderson-Graphics-Photos-Art/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/excelsiorhendersonmotorcycle/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/superxownersforum/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/super_xperts/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/EHimprovements/info

I got a reply from Yahoo support and the process will begin shortly for the Resource Board. Apparently, it involves posting a public poll and voting by the members. Now if we can just get the privilege turned on to post polls.
Greg
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Re: Fate of the Yahoo message boards?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 08:15:58 am »
EH improvements and Graphics/photos I'm pretty sure were Simpsons creations. I believe his first name was John, and he hid mostly under his Wifes email address.
Good guy, as I had communicated a lot with him. Lives in florida, and had medical issues due to Vietnam?
He also built the red hot chilli pepper, ... which was tagented "redwood"

anyway..... hes been out of the picture many years.
Those 2 sites have any good Data that can be salvaged?

In the mean time, I'll do a generic facebook announcement. maybe we'll get somebody interested in helping...

Tomorrow I leave for our annual family trip to colorado, and there is no cell service availible where we go, just in case you don't hear from me in any extended period.....
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