Eventually most people's disinterest and the overly active spammers ruined any good chance at having a conversation. The spam buried the useful posts, but if one digs enough, then the information can still be found until Verizon (new owners of Yahoo!) deletes it all this December.
I will miss the camaraderie we had in our groups. It is a shame that so much useful and valuable data will be lost when Verizon / Yahoo deletes it all.
I hope that the VMU files and the PVR's and all of the other awesome Dreamcast data which was once created and shared there is archived somewhere. Just check out these Street Fighter Alpha 3 VMU save files from the DCBG!
Now only Internet Archive's partial copies of Web sites such as "The Dreamcast Browsers Group: The only Dreamcast browser user group on the Web
" in their Wayback Machine are the only way of knowing about these sites and groups that once were. It's such a shame that it will all be gone.
I guess such is the temporal existence of life... and modern digital commerce.
Sources:https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/16/yah ... shut-down/https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DCBG-Files/info