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Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 6:44 a.m. PST

Folks, now that Yahoo has decided to totally tank its Groups service, Age of Eagles (and Age of Honor, and Age of Valor, etc) has now transferred everything – lock, stock and Cuirassier – over to If you would like to join us, the new URL is

For the 3000 + members of the existing Yahoo Group, you have been auto transferred to the new .io group and should have received an email from them (and me) with instructions. Contact me direct if you have questions.


Colonel Bill

Wargamorium06 Nov 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

Link does not seem to work??

Response is 'Group not found'

Davidjames06 Nov 2019 7:53 a.m. PST

Really don't get the sheep like rush to move from one huge faceless company who dumped you all, to another.

Just because it's easy to move the groups using their tools, doesn't mean it's a clever move.

You think they are going to keep it free once they have the monopoly?

holdit06 Nov 2019 8:09 a.m. PST

I'm sure the Colonel can give a more detailed answer from his POV, but I'm not sure why it's assumed that the process was "sheep-like". I'm a member of the Age of Eagles and Napoleon's Battles groups and there was discussion and assessment of options before the decision was made, and had to be made quickly, because Yahoo didn't give a lot of notice. (Also, I'm pretty sure that alternative formats were discussed in the Napsbattles group even before the Yahoo announcement.) Among the options examined were scrap the whole thing, dedicated web forum, a TMP presence, and even Facebook (shudder). As far as I an see the clinching factors were similar functionality i.e. members having messages delivered to their personal mailboxes.

The speed, look and feel and functionality are way ahead of what Yahoo were providing, in this gamer's opinion at least. As regards the possibility of future price-gouging, that's a danger that exists everywhere. And in a sense it happened already since I believe the Group owners had to pay a one-year fee to effect the transfer. They obviously thought it was worth it. In any case, TNSTAAFL…well, rarely… :-)

Tony Adams Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

The link will work if you delete the period (.) at the end of the link in Colonel Bill's original post.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 12:29 p.m. PST

Based upon input from Yahoo that the e-mail function,
except for the archive going away, will remain the same, we
are not moving.

Wargamorium06 Nov 2019 2:38 p.m. PST

Thanks Tony Adams. The link worked for me this time.

I never liked the Yahoo Groups format and so far I don't see much difference in the IO format but I will give it a try and hope it is better.


Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

holdit pretty well got it. We use a lot more functionality than just the Email, so it came down to if we move or toss the towel, and if we move, where. Answer to the first question was a resounding yes, and to the second ABF (anywhere but Facebook). was the best choice and tho it cost me $ 110 bucks, that was a onetime outlay as I will downgrade to the free version after a year. Besides, I have done VERY well by AOE so the money was not really an issue.

Ciao, Colonel Bill

Royal Marine11 Nov 2019 1:56 a.m. PST

BLUF: Keep the dice rolling, enjoy the games, use the online content to access the information to make the hobby fun.

I've now moved into a few groups-io that have transferred very well and it all seems to be going just fine. I don't think the move will make 100% happy, because it is a change and whatever the solution it is not perfect. I suspect Yahoo will disappear into the sunset, just like Betamax video tapes (whatever they are!). I am a fan of Facebook and belong to a few groups that have Blogs as well; they do compliment each other but again not everyone gets on with Social Media in the same way. The hobby will continue and no doubt AoE will continue to thrive. Keep the content coming, it is an excellent resource for all the periods covered.

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