The groups would be moved to a third-party site, WorldGroups , which will handle all adult categorized groups for the service after the transition. Users will be unable to create or change a group's classification as "adult" or "mature" after October This would be followed by a lockdown of content on these groups on November 2, and then removal of the groups from MSN on November At that time, it will be prohibited to either post or upload anything that expresses pornography or obscenity, according to a draft of the announcement obtained by BetaNews. We are also unable to provide access to additional adult content and services desired by many of our users.
They were not easily updatable as only MSN Communities staff members could update the one page that each "community" had. There was one for every generic interest. These had no message boards or chat rooms attached. Besides the general content and community that many of these groups provided, they would compete for the top ten rankings. The "make your own group" feature came along in summer of , when MSN did away with the real newsgroups IRC chat rooms. Message boards, chat rooms, one customizable home page and photo albums were added. Gradually, the list pages, custom pages and documents pages were added.