Groups is one of the world’s largest collections of online discussion boards. Some of the features can be selected for "off", moderator, members, public. Some groups are closed and allow only members who have been directly invited by a group manager to join the group. Groups also includes so-called adult groups, however, these groups are not publicly listed in the Yahoo! People wanting to visit an adult group receive an "adult content" warning and must agree to it each time a member visits the group. Groups was launched in early 2001 as an integration of technology from e and community groups from both e and Yahoo! Unlike previous Yahoo products, this product was designed to allow much deeper levels of user control over creation, membership and overall direction of communities. was to diminish the number or merely the easy availability of these groups, adult groups on Yahoo! In 2005, a revived ability to generate revenue through targeted search-related advertising resulted in renewed interest, which has slowly received new features since then. Before this new feature was introduced, Group managers had to use their personal address even when making official Group announcements. Groups team announced that the Forward feature had been removed from the web interface.The term Groups refers to Internet communication which is a hybrid between an electronic mailing list and a threaded Internet forum, in other words, Group messages can be read and posted by e-mail or on the Group's webpage like a web forum. Here is the complete list of possible group features: A group receives a web address and an email address when it is created and can be listed in one of the Yahoo! Development was led by Doug Hirsch (product management) and Matt Jackson (lead engineer), both of whom have since left the company. Clubs quickly grew to be one of the largest traffic-generating products within the Yahoo! In August 2000, Yahoo acquired e Groups.com, one of the most popular group collaboration products at the time. Groups product was launched which merged e and Yahoo! The resulting product is typically one of the Top-five page-view-generating sites across the Yahoo network. The removal of this feature was announced as a spam-fighting counter-measure.In addition, members can choose whether to receive individual, daily digest or Special Delivery e-mails, or simply read Group posts on the Group's Web site. The basic mailing list functionality is available to any e-mail address, but a Yahoo! The team claimed that spammers had been misusing the Forward feature to mail Group messages to up to 50 recipients each time.Groups can be created with public or member-only access. The Groups Updates Email feature was introduced In 2010.Some Groups are simply announcement bulletin boards, to which only the Group moderators can post, while others are discussion forums. It allows YG members to check in one email all the updates that occur every twenty four hours in all their Groups, and helps moderators keep spam out. Groups service provides additional features for each Group web site, such as a homepage, message archive, polls, calendar announcements, files, photos, database functions, and bookmarks. Groups allows the creator (group owner) to have several features attached to the group. Some groups have restricted memberships, which allow group managers to accept or reject new members. Clubs was launched in 1998 as a logical extension of services that had already been developed by Yahoo - message. deleted adult groups from its search directory, making it very difficult to locate Yahoo! This has created what some view as an "underground" atmosphere for Yahoo! While it is unclear whether the intention of Yahoo! It allows Group managers to post messages to their Group from a Group Owner’s email address. As well as providing e-mail relaying and archiving facilities for the many Groups it hosts, the Yahoo! New members can join groups directly, or may be invited by a moderator to join. user who wishes to find a group with adult content must therefore either know the exact name of the group, or attempt to find it by using a search engine or one of several online adult group directories. Group managers can control whether the module will appear on their Group homepage and if so, the type of Yahoo! However, this option has been removed in the Groups remodel of 2010. Groups introduced an improved message search that includes an Advanced Message Search allowing a search by on any combination of message date, author, subject and message body.The items can be new photos, links, files, polls, applications, application entries, applications comments, members (but only for groups with fewer than 100 members), and database tables.
Other features removed included the Expanded view of the Message Archives, which allowed users to read messages in chronological order from top to bottom; the message history grid on the Home page, a table which showed the number of messages posted by month and year (this was useful for prospective members wanting an idea of a group's activity level); automatic quoting of the original message in replies posted via the group's website; the option of viewing ASCII art, computer programs and tables in messages as plain text in a fixed-width font; the ability for ordinary members (non-moderators) to view the HTML source code of a message (helpful to members and moderators in tracking trolling attempts); and compatibility with any browser not supporting advanced Java Script, including browsers in mobile phones, PDAs and the like.In mid May an announcement appeared on the Groups web site warning members of an Upcoming Groups Calendar upgrade.