How do I delete a Yahoo Group?
I've run various groups on Yahoo Groups for a long time, but looking at it today, I realize there are some that are dead. How do you delete groups on Yahoo Groups?
I remember when I used Yahoo Groups for all of the groups I managed too, and I still am a member of about thirty different groups on the system, including a half-dozen that I manage or own.
Like so much in computer land, I imagine that a significant percentage of the groups registered there are dead or obsolete, as you say your group is. Problem is, they don't appear to ever be purged, and I know that I've never received email from Yahoo saying "we notice you haven't had any activity in your group for a year: is it dead?"
So it's up to you as the group owner to go in and clean things up.
Here's how you do that:
First, find the group in your "My Groups" section. Here's the one I'm going to delete:
Click on the name of the group and you get to a page with lots of information about the latest postings and such, but no obvious way to delete the group itself. On the left side, however, there's a menu:
Click on "Management" (it's highlighted above) and you'll get to a page with lots of options, most notably:
Click on "Delete" and it asks why you want to delete the group:
I really can't imagine that anyone at Yahoo actually reads these, but you can write as much or little as your heart dictates. Ready to really delete it? Click on the "Confirm" button.
And... click on "Confirm" one more time.
Now, finally, it's done. It's gone. Finito!
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