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I need Help ! / Re: Transferring YG! to Groups.io
« Last post by txpigeon on Today at 09:46:43 AM »
Their transfer process auto-adds the original users.

Even if they're dead and buried.

Only if they're still members on the YG and not bouncing.  Otherwise the content is 'assigned' to the group owner.

Duane
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I need Help ! / Re: Export to excel
« Last post by BMaverick on November 17, 2019, 05:18:46 PM »
Pierre,
 
The PGOffline program allows for export to the CSV format in a text file.
 
Next start Excel.  Load the csv text file.  A pop-up will appear.  Use the keyboard character pipe symbol as the divider.  pipe = | on the keyboard.  Excel will import all the contents.  I had found during the import to change the columns from GENERAL to TEXT for all the cells.  It makes this so much easier. 
 
As folks look for ways out of the Yahoo Groups with 10 of thousands of archived messages, the PGO is a life saver.   Glad Wilson and other gave the hint when exporting with the word 'pipe'.  I only knew then it was the special character to get the EXPORT into a spreadsheet of Excel or OpenOffice Calc.  Both will read in the Export with the pipe.  :D
 
Should others need this info too, I offer it as a BIG help as Yahoo is shutting down much of the content and services in the groups.
 
Bret
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I need Help ! / Re: Opening Closed Yahoo Groups
« Last post by BMaverick on November 17, 2019, 04:58:43 PM »
Wilson,

Thanks for that bit of info.  Yahoo has already started to close/remove groups that have no activity in like a long time.  Thus, when mods and owners heard of the closing, they couldn't get it restored without a cost to Yahoo to do so.  Guess the OLD signup terms had something to the effect Yahoo could pull the plug on an inactive group.

The 4 of our groups have the same owner who vanished back in 2005.  Never to be heard of again.   PGO was able to SAVE all of the groups because the owner allowed folks to join via the subscribe button without verification... BUT, one could not post.  Thus the private group was easy to get the data.

I would expect more weird and odd things to happen on the Yahoo side as we approach the final days ahead. 
 
Bret
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I need Help ! / Re: How to export search results.
« Last post by BMaverick on November 17, 2019, 04:49:45 PM »
Wilson,
 
Your program worked so excellent.  Got the 31,000+ messages on the first try.  Took a long time due to the slowness of Yahoo.
 
Then EXPORTed to all of the export methods PGO offers. 
 
Opened the .csv text file into OpenOffice Calc program using the pipe character as the column divider.  It worked so excellent.  Then tried the same with Excel from Office 2013.  Same results.

In either of these Office programs, I can use the FIND/REPLACE to rid the message data base of SPAM, porn link ads, Yahoo & AOL ads and known banned members that caused mischief.   Also, there was a bunch of wild HTML-5 characters in the mix too.   
 
Once I had all of the Excel cleaned up and retained the good content from 1998 till now, I then saved this to the Excel extended xls format of .xlsx, then to the CSV format again for OpenOffice to load and save to .ods, then to a clean HTML.  Amazing how easy all of this was thanks to PGO.
 
Our big group of a combined 4,100+ membership over the years is now SAVED.  No hiccups likes the Yahoo to Groups.io transfers are having.  Much of our members are in their 60s to 80s as farmers on homesteads helping out the next generation of organic farming. Nobody really has any computer skills save a handful of us.
 
Looking forward to the import to Groups.io when it becomes available.   8) 

Bret
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I need Help ! / Re: Missing Replies in downloads?
« Last post by BMaverick on November 17, 2019, 04:14:43 PM »
Yes, on the 3 groups we have saved with PGOffline, we found these issues ...

Yahoo Group messages migrated from GeoCities to Yahoo Groups might have the message bodies missing.  Only the sender, receiver and the subject line were retrievable.    Also, in groups that has messages in the pre-1999 era are the same way.  only sender, receiver and the subject lines are there.  No message body of info found. 

For the 3 forums I have, 1 has 31,000+ messages.  After the 509 message, the message body then begins in message 510 and forward.  In the other group it's the same way, but it was a spin-off of sorts, and only had a few dozen in the beginning of that missing era.

The last group was not affected as it was a Yahoo Group from 2000.
 
I thing PGOffline can not find the rerouted data in the pre-Y2K Yahoo has.  Not sure.  It's weird altogether.

Bret
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I need Help ! / Re: Downloading for future reinjection into io or other
« Last post by BMaverick on November 17, 2019, 04:08:18 PM »
Wilson,

Sweet.  Sure it's the 17th today, but I know about trying to get it right the first time.  ;)  Thus, when it's fully ready, it will help greatly during this Yahoo dilemma.

Glad John was able to get payment to your folks before Yahoo went bonkers in the past week.  We narrowly got all the content saved from the Yahoo system.

Looking forward to your update in the future.  Best to perfect it than to patch it.  ;D

Bret
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I need Help ! / Re: Trial Version - Will Export Work After Trial End?
« Last post by Wilson Logan on November 16, 2019, 06:23:31 AM »
Yes you can import & export PG4 after the trial ends.

Cheers,

Wilson.
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I need Help ! / Re: Trial Version - Will Export Work After Trial End?
« Last post by casstk on November 15, 2019, 11:33:06 PM »
Sorry to be dense...after her Trial ends, can she still export the Yahoo Group as a PG4 file (Export to folder). Not the Db3 file.

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I need Help ! / Re: Missing Replies in downloads?
« Last post by Wilson Logan on November 15, 2019, 02:05:56 PM »
Sounds like the "HIDE >" option.

That is its function.  It hides replies.

Toggle it back off.

Cheers,

Wilson.
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I need Help ! / Missing Replies in downloads?
« Last post by casstk on November 15, 2019, 11:42:11 AM »
Posted by another PGOffline user: "Have you had any trouble with PG Offline not downloading "message history" parts of messages? I found a bunch of blanks after downloading part of a list, and when I went back to check, they were all cases where someone replied to something underneath the original message."
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