Yahoo? Not in Portland

I’m angry.

My Yahoo! Club Portlandoregon was founded on the first day clubs became available–August 18, 1998. That’s a long time on the web. Over these years, we’ve grown to nearly 800 members.

When the merger with Groups was first announced, I checked the FAQ and was relieved to read that whichever site was more established, the group or the club, would be the one to retain its name. This was important to me, because there’s a tiny, non-active Group with my club’s name.

No more. Now the FAQ states that the Group gets the name. People are now starting to join the non-active Group, with a founder incognito as far as I can tell.

In addition, my Club has been held hostage for almost two weeks, and I’m beginning to think it’s gone for good. Okay, so you get what you pay for. But we’re talking years of work, friendships built, hundreds of people and stories gone by.

Are you a member of my beloved lost Club, wondering what’s going on? Want to help out in general? Here’s the form. Tell them to give back the Portlandoregon Club, and ask them to retain the original name. Every note counts, and if you write, you have my sincerest thanks.

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