Yahoo! groups were closed. There were several historically important mailing lists on there:
- tuning (aka "The Tuning List")
Fortunately, we have already archived these groups: messages, files, etc. They have been archived at https://archive.org/details/YahooTuningGroupsUltimateBackup.
An interface to look at the messages has been made available at https://yahootuninggroupsultimatebackup.github.io/, thanks to Facebook User "Cmloegcmluin Xenharmonic Feisbeuk." The link to the Facebook post announcing this is here, and has been archived below:
I have made some archived microtonal mailing lists available to browse online here: https://yahootuninggroupsultimatebackup.github.io/
Recently I shared on Facebook that I had taken a backup of them (https://archive.org/details/YahooTuningGroupsUltimateBackup) and made them more easily searchable by uploading them to GitHub (https://github.com/cmloegcm…/YahooTuningGroupsUltimateBackup). I have taken it another step further now by parsing the content, sorting it into topic threads, and linking up attachments (e.g. https://yahootuninggroupsultimatebackup.github.io/…/topicId… has a working attachment).
I have also corrected internal links so that they link to the appropriate message, and patched a couple of sites that moved. If you notice any other big swath of broken links I could easily patch, please let me know.
There's no search at the moment so you may have to cross-reference the GitHub repo for now until Google indexes it and you can search for things within using the Google query "site:yahootuninggroupsultimatebackup.github.io what I'm looking for".
Of course it's not much to look at, but it's a heck of a lot nicer than trudging through JSON blobs of unencoded HTML...
A handful of the topics were missing messages. Perhaps they were deleted. And I noticed a couple other Yahoo groups were linked out and appeared to be microtonal in nature ("PracticalMicrotonality", and "Posttonality") to but I didn't have backups for these ones. I hope they weren't lost forever in this recent Verizon acquisition fiasco.
Anyway, these old mailing lists are a treasure trove of ideas and history. I hope everyone enjoys this increased access to the information. If anyone has any concerns about me sharing the material in this way, please let me know.