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    Google Groups or YahooGroups?

    Hi all,
    I'm looking at setting up a forum discussion group. I don't need something like Vbulletin or anything of the like. I just want either Google groups or Yahoo Groups.

    If forced to choose one, which would you choose and why?

    I personally like GG as it's a bit cleaner navigation interface.

    Thoughts?


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    I use Google Groups. It's cleaner and I believe better organized. I'm not sure who has more members but I get quality and fast responses on Google whenever I post.

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    GoogleGroups beta - http://groups-beta.google.com - it's got more features than the standard Google Groups.
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    I haven't seen GG's administrative panel in a long time, but my first guess is that Yahoo provides you more administrative control over the discussion group than anything else.
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    I'm NOT an Addict ! TheRock's Avatar
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    Another point - not everyone would use GG's or YG's navgiation interface on the website - most people would just subscribe to e-mails from the groups and reply from their inbox.
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    There are tons of inexpensive providers that will host mailman or something at yourdomain.com without putting spam all over your users emails for around $5 a month. Most basic web hosting services offer something like this.

    Yahoo and Google both make you look lazy and cheap.

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    I'm really going off Yahoo Groups in a big way, but must admit to hardly ever using Google Groups to date. The worst experience a group I belong to has had with Yahoo Groups is a delay in e-mails getting to recipients, so where individual messages have been sent as well there has been a huge delay between messages coming through. It makes things very confusing at busy times.
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    Google Groups, as far as I know, is (or was) simply a clone of usenet newsgroups interfaced via the web. Google bought Dejanews.com years ago which gave Google Dejanews' huge usenet archive and formed the basis of Google Groups.

    Having a group on Google Groups may, although I am not certain about this, also distribute the group to other usenet newsgroup services and providers as well.
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