Clarify IT Toolbox group being deactivated?

I received an email today from IT Toolbox:

Based on recent member feedback, the following groups will be deactivated:
You are currently a member of one or more of these groups. You can ask or reply to new threads in CRM – General Discussions.

I’m definitely saddened by this – I’ve shared a lot of information there, and learned a lot as well.  We’ll see how the Clarify community takes to the CRM – General Discussions list instead.

I’m guessing that it’s due to the lack of activity on the Clarify list. Looking at the number of messages per month, the decline is pretty obvious.


Quite the decline from its heyday in the early 2000s.

My first post to that group was back in January of 2001. Over 14 years ago – crazy!

What about the archives?

I sent an email to their Community Development Specialist today, asking:

What will happen to the existing group and the archives for that group?

Although there isn’t a lot of traffic lately on the Clarify list, there’s still a lot of great information in past posts.

No reply yet. If/when I get a reply, I’ll share it here.

Anyone else have any additional details?