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Can we have a Google Wave invite sharing thread?
posted by phrontist to MetaFilter-Related at 5:48 AM (318 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I vote yes.
posted by phrontist at 5:48 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Matt just deleted this thread.
posted by smackfu at 5:54 AM on October 1, 2009


If someone will give me a Google Wave invite, I'll be happy to show them in real-time how this is an inappropriate use of MetaFilter.
posted by ColdChef at 5:57 AM on October 1, 2009 [4 favorites]


How about we have a MeFi post where people argue about Google, and then people can drop hints in-thread and do the actual sharing of invites via MeMail?
posted by box at 6:03 AM on October 1, 2009


MeTa wave.
posted by gman at 6:06 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey admins, feel free to delete this question from askme. I debated with myself about where to put it and I guessed wrong.

Looking for an invite/nomination, thanks!
posted by pomegranate at 6:08 AM on October 1, 2009


Well heck, if someone is generous enough to give invites out, I'd love one; my application was in on Day One, but I didn't get the official invite.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 6:09 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd send you cookies or brownies for a Wave invite.
posted by fijiwriter at 6:13 AM on October 1, 2009


So is it going to be acceptable to beg for invites here? If so, this is me begging...
posted by paxton at 6:17 AM on October 1, 2009


They're sending out more tomorrow, Sydney time (tonight for Americans).
posted by cashman at 6:19 AM on October 1, 2009


There is precedent for invite threads in MeTa. There is also precedent for AskMe invite threads getting removed.

I don't mind "I have invites for X" on MeTa, but I would consider "Please give me an invite for X" kind of flagrant abuse.
posted by backseatpilot at 6:20 AM on October 1, 2009


Surprised that nobody with invites has come forward yet.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:25 AM on October 1, 2009


So am I. I figured somebody from here would score one. But maybe they were up last night playing with it.
posted by cashman at 6:29 AM on October 1, 2009


I want one.

I will spend 15 minutes praying for you, to whichever god you worship, in exchange for an invite.
posted by paanta at 6:29 AM on October 1, 2009


I'll do things. Shameful things. Things that will haunt you. MeMail me and let's do this.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:30 AM on October 1, 2009 [5 favorites]


Surprised that nobody with invites has come forward yet.

I'm sure the MeMail activity is hopping.
posted by mediareport at 6:32 AM on October 1, 2009


I'll take one. Please. Pretty please. I have nothing else.

I GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GO!!!
posted by bondcliff at 6:32 AM on October 1, 2009


Will add my request here too, if there are still any about...
posted by benzo8 at 6:35 AM on October 1, 2009


Oooh! Oooooooh! Me too! Pretty please? I'll feed it and brush it and clean up after it and hug it every day, I promise!
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 6:40 AM on October 1, 2009


Try here. At bottom of page.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:40 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I want an invite, but your link doesn't work for me - I just get the closed page.
posted by cashman at 6:42 AM on October 1, 2009


I'll do things. Shameful things. Things that will haunt you. MeMail me and let's do this.
posted by middleclasstool


Do you mean you'll do these things, just because, or if we ask you to?

Or do you need an invite to this Google Wave deal before you will do aforementioned shameful things?
posted by marxchivist at 6:44 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


i want one!!! pleeeeeeeeeeeease?
posted by Gonestarfishing at 6:45 AM on October 1, 2009


I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a Wave invite today.
posted by JaredSeth at 6:46 AM on October 1, 2009


St. Alia: Your Google Account has not yet been activated for Google Wave.

Hence the requests.
posted by phrontist at 6:47 AM on October 1, 2009


I'll take one, please. If I get any to give away I'll pass them on here.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:50 AM on October 1, 2009


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posted by jannw at 6:51 AM on October 1, 2009


I would like one of these. I am also to give back rubs.
posted by Jofus at 6:51 AM on October 1, 2009


Sorry, I meant shameful back rubs.
posted by Jofus at 6:52 AM on October 1, 2009


My Google Account has not yet been activated for Google Wave. *sigh*
posted by Karmakaze at 6:53 AM on October 1, 2009


St. Alia: Ah, I see you were suggesting we wait in line with the riff raff. No ma'm, not here on metafilter.
posted by phrontist at 6:54 AM on October 1, 2009


There is precedent for invite threads in MeTa.

Note that all of those were a case of offering up invites, not asking for them.
posted by smackfu at 6:55 AM on October 1, 2009


Another reques. Will send postcard. Email in profile.
posted by Akeem at 6:56 AM on October 1, 2009


Are they even giving people invites to distribute?

I got invited to Google Voice right after it was released (I have an early-adopter gmail account due to having a friend employed there), but there's nothing that lets me invite people..
posted by cj_ at 6:59 AM on October 1, 2009


Do you mean you'll do these things, just because, or if we ask you to?

Or do you need an invite to this Google Wave deal before you will do aforementioned shameful things?


Oh, this is about Google Wave? Well then. I suppose there should be some price for admission.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:59 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are they even giving people invites to distribute?

From what I've read, if you get invited directly you get to 'nominate' others, who then get kicked to the front of the line for invites (but are not just directly, immediately invited).
posted by cashman at 7:03 AM on October 1, 2009


Oh, this is about Google Wave? Well then. I suppose there should be some price for admission.

You'll have to pay your admission in b͖̠̘̥̙̩̭͛ͪl̩̮̜͓̹̐̓͒͐̿oͩ̌̔̏͏̢̱̝͓̤̯͠ȯ̸̦̳͓̒̍̕͠d͉͔̼͍͇͍ͬ̎̔ͬ̆͂͒̚.
posted by daniel_charms at 7:04 AM on October 1, 2009


Ooh, ooh. Pick me, pick me.
posted by scalefree at 7:11 AM on October 1, 2009


I want an invite. Only because my husband will love me more and I may get a backub out of it. Please
please.
posted by beccaj at 7:18 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd take an invite too...
posted by j1950 at 7:29 AM on October 1, 2009


Don't give me an invite. It would be a total waste. Unless you're into that sort of thing, then go ahead and invite me. Or nominate. Or whatever. Or don't.
posted by owtytrof at 7:29 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I would love an invite too, but all this is accomplishing is making me feel shame :(
posted by tumples at 7:32 AM on October 1, 2009


I have one spare: First person that memails me with their email address gets an invite.
posted by empath at 7:38 AM on October 1, 2009


1 invite, please! email in profile.
posted by lohmannn at 7:38 AM on October 1, 2009


I would like one of these. I am also to give back rubs.
Interestingly, "Backrub" was the original name given to a new web search engine invented by a couple of clever blokes at Stanford. Later, they decided to rename it.
posted by Electric Dragon at 7:38 AM on October 1, 2009


Btw, it's not that amazing... seems really buggy and kinda useless so far.
posted by empath at 7:38 AM on October 1, 2009


That was fast, it's gone :( If i get more I will let you know, but everybody that gets an invite gets 8 more to send out.
posted by empath at 7:40 AM on October 1, 2009


flagrant bandwagon jumping. In for an invite if any going, will be honour bound to share the love on..
posted by lloyder at 7:41 AM on October 1, 2009


want.
posted by allkindsoftime at 7:41 AM on October 1, 2009


Do you have any friends on it? I've seen it said that it is kind of bland without other folks you know to wave with.
posted by cashman at 7:42 AM on October 1, 2009


This is me begging for an invite. Begging, I tells ya!
posted by hecho de la basura at 7:43 AM on October 1, 2009


Do you have any friends on it? I've seen it said that it is kind of bland without other folks you know to wave with.

i don't have any friends you insensitive clod
posted by empath at 7:44 AM on October 1, 2009


Yeah, it's cool but fairly useless until most of the people you know have it. I gave all my nominations out to colleagues, but you don't instantly get an account with a nom...I don't know how long it will take to get one after being nominated.
posted by Hildegarde at 7:44 AM on October 1, 2009


What the hell. I'd like one as well if any invitation having benefactors are looking at this.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:46 AM on October 1, 2009


MeFi.
posted by daniel_charms at 7:46 AM on October 1, 2009 [4 favorites]


i don't have any friends you insensitive clod

Well I added you as a contact a few weeks back, punk. When you didn't respond, I was all confused kitty. Oh you toy with my emotions so.
posted by cashman at 7:47 AM on October 1, 2009


Adding my name to the exponential growth of Google Wave! Invite me, and I promise to pass all my invites on to people in this thread.
posted by cameradv at 7:47 AM on October 1, 2009


I come to you humbly, hat in hand, asking for your wave nomination. I offer, in exchange for said nomination, one slighly batterd copy of "Ambush Bug" mini-series, issue #1. Delivered via media mail, in a slightly soiled manilla envelope. Please. It's all I have to offer.
posted by cosmicbandito at 7:47 AM on October 1, 2009


yes please
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:47 AM on October 1, 2009


Simon says please invite me.
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:47 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like an invite.

If you give me one, I'll spouse you. If you're already a spouse, I'll unspouse you. Either way, you win!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:50 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I like things.
posted by box at 7:56 AM on October 1, 2009


Just playing around with it for an hour, I can already see HUGE security problems.

For example -- the Bloggy bot. If someone drops that into a Wave, it just dumps the entire contents to a blog. Nobody gets a chance to opt out. If someone wants to be a jerk with this, it would be really easy to do with bots--- phishing schemes, etc. All it takes is one bad actor in a wave to cause a lot of trouble.
posted by empath at 7:59 AM on October 1, 2009


Though I guess the bloggy bot is no different from someone just copy-pasting everything into a blog. Still, it seems kinda 'not right'
posted by empath at 8:01 AM on October 1, 2009


Please, sir, can I have some more? (where 'more' means > 0)
posted by lukemeister at 8:02 AM on October 1, 2009


Who has these invites? And how do I get one?
posted by iamkimiam at 8:04 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like one, if anyone has any spare. Not that I've done anything to deserve one, obviously
posted by dng at 8:05 AM on October 1, 2009


<AOL>me too!</AOL>
posted by DreamerFi at 8:05 AM on October 1, 2009


I would like one of those "invite" things I hear all the kids talking about these days.
posted by borkencode at 8:06 AM on October 1, 2009


Heck, I'm still waiting for my Google VOICE invite.


Anyone has one of those, please meMail me and I will give you cookies, so many cookies.
posted by subbes at 8:08 AM on October 1, 2009


I heard this is the new coolness and I'm desperately insecure about being left behind anything, so if you could just invite me I'd be able to stop shivering.
posted by klangklangston at 8:11 AM on October 1, 2009


You should be able to go to google voice and sign up and get an invite in less than a day. I'd still love some cookies though. I am sort of addicted.
posted by cashman at 8:13 AM on October 1, 2009


I heard this is the new coolness and I'm desperately insecure about being left behind anything, so if you could just invite me I'd be able to stop shivering.

Hon, you need to smile more.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:18 AM on October 1, 2009


What klang said.

Please send me an invite so I don't die sad and alone.
posted by mesh gear fox at 8:20 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like a wave.

This week has sucked.
posted by jerseygirl at 8:20 AM on October 1, 2009


I would like a wave invite.

Pretty please with sugar on top!
posted by leviathan3k at 8:22 AM on October 1, 2009


I, too, would like a wave invite please!
posted by threetoed at 8:24 AM on October 1, 2009


If anyone wants a GMail invite, I have 96 of those.
posted by naju at 8:25 AM on October 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hello. Yes please. Thank you. Goodbye.
posted by vbfg at 8:26 AM on October 1, 2009


I have never been very cool, but my invitation to Gmail way back in the day? That made me feel pretty cool. Google Voice and Wave invitations? Those would make me feel pretty cool again. The fate of my cool is in your hands.
posted by Diagonalize at 8:28 AM on October 1, 2009


Please leave me out of this. Go away. Scram.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:31 AM on October 1, 2009


Also, if someone has an invite to the Weapon X program, that would be great too!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:35 AM on October 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


I want to feel special too. Share with me so I can share with MeFi. :)
posted by zennie at 8:37 AM on October 1, 2009


Me too please!
posted by dhruva at 8:41 AM on October 1, 2009


I got my first Google Wave spam this morning. Thanks internet!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:41 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like one.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 8:43 AM on October 1, 2009


If I pointed out the irony of Google releasing Wave invites the same day that a horrible tsunami struck, would my willingness to be horribly insensitive for minor personal satisfaction convince you to send me one?*

*not a joke
posted by martens at 8:45 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Interested...
posted by weston at 8:47 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd appreciate one please, thanks.
posted by nam3d at 8:50 AM on October 1, 2009


If I pointed out the irony of Google releasing Wave invites the same day that a horrible tsunami struck, would my willingness to be horribly insensitive for minor personal satisfaction convince you to send me one?*

If I pointed out the irony of this already being pointed out, would that be besides the point?
posted by cashman at 8:51 AM on October 1, 2009


I also would like one very much, Thanks.
posted by Optamystic at 8:52 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like one thanks if anyone has one going...
posted by samengland at 8:52 AM on October 1, 2009


I would like 1 (ONE) invite for "Google Wave", please.

I promise to RSVP.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:53 AM on October 1, 2009


Please send me one as well.

reenum at gmail
posted by reenum at 8:53 AM on October 1, 2009


The Fourth Wave
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:56 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd love one, too. If anyone has a spare to share. :)
posted by zarq at 9:03 AM on October 1, 2009


I've invited a couple of the posters above this comment (reenum, gee.email,djsnow, blake.wind, zenologue,) with easily findable email addresses. However, it doesn't work as it did with Gmail; it says "Add to invitation list" and "people you've nominated", and I don't think you'll get immediate invites.
posted by dhoe at 9:05 AM on October 1, 2009


Yeah, my brother works for Google and he was only able to "nominate" me. He says I'll hear from them in a few days.

My own brother. How could you do this to me.
posted by naju at 9:10 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Please help me.
posted by flashboy at 9:12 AM on October 1, 2009


I haven't seen the GoogleWave, but I think I just caught the GoogleClap.
posted by ColdChef at 9:12 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'll love you forever if you send me an invitation?

Email address is in my profile. Thanks, MeFi! <3
posted by smably at 9:13 AM on October 1, 2009


Just a note, they're NOT INVITES, they're NOMINATIONS FOR INVITES.

/pedant.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:14 AM on October 1, 2009


Since all my collaborative correspondences end in me screaming "Blood! Blood! Blood!" and trying to kill everyone else with my mind, I'm probably better off not getting an invite.

Unless, you know, you're into that kind of thing.
posted by quin at 9:15 AM on October 1, 2009


I really don't care if I get an invite soon. Just as long as middleclasstool DOESN'T get one...ever.
posted by ColdChef at 9:16 AM on October 1, 2009


If there are any nominations to spare, I'd like to try it out. (Email in profile. Also hugs.)
posted by ijoshua at 9:18 AM on October 1, 2009


omnomnominate me please..
posted by iamabot at 9:22 AM on October 1, 2009


> However, it doesn't work as it did with Gmail; it says "Add to invitation list" and "people you've nominated", and I don't think you'll get immediate invites.

Er... so then, it would probably help one's case to have already applied directly to Google, for those of you who haven't.

Thanks, dhoe!

Also, now I want more nominations.
posted by zennie at 9:22 AM on October 1, 2009


As usual, late to the party.
If anyone still has spare invite nominations, I would love one!
posted by JonnyRotten at 9:30 AM on October 1, 2009


Likewise, if anyone has a nomination I'd be interested. Email in profile, thanks.
posted by expialidocious at 9:33 AM on October 1, 2009


it says "Add to invitation list" and "people you've nominated", and I don't think you'll get immediate invites.

A person I "nominated" yesterday sent me a wave saying thanks this morning so I think the nominations are turning into actual users pretty quickly.

Also: out of invites. Sorry. :(
posted by GuyZero at 9:37 AM on October 1, 2009


It's an honour just to be nominated. Please?
posted by howling fantods at 9:38 AM on October 1, 2009


Adding my name to the exponential growth of Google Wave! Invite me, and I promise to pass all my invites on to people in this thread.

Those who are invited in this manner don't actually get mor einvites. It's a limited preview so it doesn't work like that. Again, :(
posted by GuyZero at 9:39 AM on October 1, 2009


The sad thing about Google Voice is that although apparently if you apply for an invite you'll get one within the day, I applied 3 weeks ago and... nothing. I applied with a different address last night... still nothing.

GOOGLE VOICE WHY DO YOU HATE ME
posted by subbes at 9:39 AM on October 1, 2009


Will I be nominated alongside Beyonce?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:40 AM on October 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


uh, yeah, if more "nominations" send one here.
posted by afu at 9:43 AM on October 1, 2009


I would like a "nomination" to get invited please.
posted by bigmusic at 9:43 AM on October 1, 2009


I really don't care if I get an invite soon. Just as long as middleclasstool DOESN'T get one...ever.

I wasn't kidding about the whole cutting you thing.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:50 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Please invite/nominate me.

Apparently Google no longer likes me in that way.
posted by futureisunwritten at 9:57 AM on October 1, 2009


Oh yes please. Apart from The Coolness, my coworkers and I all work remotely and this could be stupendously useful. Also if you nominate me I will bake you cookies and do your laundry and slaughter your enemies.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 10:03 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd love an invite!

If you're in the NYC area, I'll give you a hug at the next meetup.

Or, to put it differently – Note: Everyone needs a hug and I need a Wave invite.
posted by defenestration at 10:22 AM on October 1, 2009


I want one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:28 AM on October 1, 2009


I would love an invite.

I have absolutely nothing to offer in return. Maybe a few tissues. New, inviter pays shipping.
posted by kathrineg at 10:31 AM on October 1, 2009


Do want!
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:50 AM on October 1, 2009


I would love a nomination. Because it would be an honor just to be nominated. I say that TOTALLY SINCERELY while standing here in my Armani gown that has a neckline down to my naughty bits, my borrowed jewelry from Harry Winston, and my **sob** SELF-RESPECT EXPOSED AND FLAPPING IN THE WIND!

A Google Wave nomination would be great, too. Email is jeannemarie.olson (at) gmail
posted by jeanmari at 10:51 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd love to ride the wave of the past's future. Isn't this thing just lotus notes with rounded corners and fewer terrible 16-bit icons?! That doesn't mean I don't want in -- I do. Please hope me.
posted by zpousman at 10:51 AM on October 1, 2009


Heh. I am completely clueless. I do not know, nor have I even heard of, what this Google Wave is. Therefore, I clearly deserve an invite/nomination more than anyone else. I'll even start a gmail account if needs be. Thanking you in advance . . . .
posted by barrett caulk at 10:55 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like an invitation, if anybody has an extra one.
posted by Comrade_robot at 11:00 AM on October 1, 2009


Go to Twitter and follow @AaronNeale--has 81 invites giving away randomly for next 45 minutes if you follow him and RT his invite message as five minutes before I posted this!
posted by misha at 11:08 AM on October 1, 2009


Yeah, ok, I'll throw my hat in yonder wave nomination ring as well. Would love to play with this new toy!

Email is in profile.
posted by Inkoate at 11:09 AM on October 1, 2009


I've wanted to play with this since I first saw the announcement video a couple of months ago. Please include me if anyone can do so!

tl;dr: WANT!
posted by hippybear at 11:10 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like an invite if anyone has one. I'd like two really. One to use and the other to just sit unused in my email inbox so I can say to people, "Eh, Google Wave. I have an invite I never used."
posted by eyeballkid at 11:11 AM on October 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


If anyone's got a spare invite, I'd appreciate one as well.
posted by WCityMike at 11:19 AM on October 1, 2009


I'd like one too!
posted by signal at 11:21 AM on October 1, 2009


Imma jumping on the bandwagon. In return, I'll pledge that my having a Google Wave account will directly mean that Casper, the house cat, will get more love. Somewhere out there a stranger on the interwebs controls how many tummy rubs my tabby will get. Invite PLZ?
posted by suedehead at 11:21 AM on October 1, 2009


Here I go shamelessly adding myself to the long list of people saying "Please nominate/invite me!"

Thank you in advance to anyone who actually does.
posted by sueinnyc at 11:21 AM on October 1, 2009


Go to Twitter and follow @AaronNeale--has 81 invites giving away randomly for next 45 minutes if you follow him and RT his invite message as five minutes before I posted this!

People who get accepted in the initial batch get 8 nominations each. This guy is outright lying.
posted by GuyZero at 11:27 AM on October 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


A friend of mine at Google has given me an account, but it will take a while to become active. When I get it (assuming I have the power to) I'll pass invitations on to people in the order that they favorite this post.
posted by phrontist at 11:33 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Your invites, give them to me.
/arnold
posted by deborah at 11:34 AM on October 1, 2009


Actually, I just realized that Espoo2 might get the wrong idea and think that all these people love his track, and then be dissappointed that that wasn't the case. So don't do that. Favorite this post.
posted by phrontist at 11:35 AM on October 1, 2009 [16 favorites]


*begs*
posted by hermitosis at 11:36 AM on October 1, 2009


I'll give you an Orkut invite for a Wave-in. Hang out with the Brazilians and Indians, and whoever else uses the system.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:37 AM on October 1, 2009


I'm ready to surf the Wave!

Sorry.
posted by AwkwardPause at 11:40 AM on October 1, 2009


I too would like to wave.

Trade ya a Heroes of Newerth beta invite for one.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 11:41 AM on October 1, 2009


Ooh, ooh, me too, me too!
posted by thejanna at 11:49 AM on October 1, 2009


Unlike everyone else, I would like an invitation.

It's just nice to be invited to things.
posted by ook at 11:59 AM on October 1, 2009


♬♪♩ ... Feel it rising in the cities
Feel it sweeping over land
Over borders, over frontiers
Nothing will its power withstand
There is no deeper wave than this
Rising in the world ...♬♪♩
posted by octobersurprise at 12:02 PM on October 1, 2009


I don't want one. So please don't invite me, I'd get really annoyed.
posted by Grither at 12:03 PM on October 1, 2009


*waves*
posted by ColdChef at 12:03 PM on October 1, 2009


I'd like a wave, please!
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 12:05 PM on October 1, 2009


I am also interested, if anyone has any to spare and is still reading this far down...email is in profile.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:20 PM on October 1, 2009


INVITE ME ARGHHGGHHHHHHHH
posted by Damn That Television at 12:22 PM on October 1, 2009


Want. I will compose a ribald triolet in payment.
posted by everichon at 12:23 PM on October 1, 2009


I had to wait for Orkut and Gmail to go open before I got to play with the coolness. Please, could someone with an invite spare me the shame of being the last kid on the block to get the shiny new hotness?
posted by lekvar at 12:23 PM on October 1, 2009


Do invites come with some dramamine? I get terribly sea sick :(
posted by aGee at 12:23 PM on October 1, 2009


AARRRGH?!
posted by rand at 12:24 PM on October 1, 2009


cease to resist, giving my goodbye
drive my car into the ocean
you'll think i'm dead, but i sail away
on a wave of mutilation
a wave
wave...
posted by filthy light thief at 12:33 PM on October 1, 2009


I very much want to try.
posted by zzazazz at 12:35 PM on October 1, 2009


This is another request.

INSERT WAVE REFERENCE HERE. I WAS VERY WITTY.

Thanks, as yet unknown passer on.
posted by jaduncan at 12:50 PM on October 1, 2009


I don't care about Google Wave, but I will trade cookies or brownies for an invitation to do shameful things, where is that thread?
posted by little e at 12:53 PM on October 1, 2009


I will eat shameful brownies for an invite!
posted by Songdog at 1:09 PM on October 1, 2009


I would love wave, and will send you a snowglobe or other suitable trinket from Egypt in exchange!

Or, how about a rockin' mix CD?

If I'm the winner I will send my email address and channel my karma towards you.
posted by evadery at 1:10 PM on October 1, 2009


Okay, if you came into this thread and got an invitation, do you have a moral obligation to invite others from the thread? Is this a 'Pay It Forward' situation, or more of an 'I Got Mine' thing?
posted by anotherpanacea at 1:14 PM on October 1, 2009


I got your Wave right here!
posted by owtytrof at 1:14 PM on October 1, 2009


I think it's a 'Get on your knees and tell me that you love me' thing.
posted by owtytrof at 1:16 PM on October 1, 2009


May I have one? Thank you.
posted by stuart_s at 1:22 PM on October 1, 2009


*puts hat on the ground, takes out a pair of castanets and clears throat*

Everybody wants an invite to the wave
It's the latest internet web 2.0 3.0 4.0? thing to crave
well yes, I would like on too
just send to dmarti21 at com of yahoo
then I would have the thing, you know, the newest rave

however, of this thing that I might be gave
requires some thought, and thinking grave
since asking for free, I won't do
and my talents are damn few
Still in the end, maybe I'm just a Google slave

*checks hat for tips*
posted by forforf at 1:29 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I suppose it doesn't hurt to throw my name into the ring as well :D
posted by theRussian at 1:32 PM on October 1, 2009


I think it's a 'Get on your knees and tell me that you love me' thing.

Listen, new technology is great and all, but the fact you have an invite doesn't make you a god (Dawkins said so*)

*What if there are life forms on other planets that have evolved so far beyond our level of intelligence and creativity that we should regard them as gods, were we ever so fortunate (or unfortunate?) as to meet them? Would they indeed be gods? Wouldn't we be tempted to fall on our knees and worship them, as a medieval peasant might if suddenly confronted with such miracles as a Boeing 747, a mobile telephone or Google Earth Wave?
posted by filthy light thief at 1:33 PM on October 1, 2009


When GMail came around, I bartered an MS Paint picture of myself drinking a beer for an invite. No one will be that lucky this time around.
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto at 1:34 PM on October 1, 2009


I would like a Google Wave invite
posted by KokuRyu at 1:40 PM on October 1, 2009


If people are doling these out, I would like request one. I will compensate you with 2 favorites, a nickel, and a handwritten thank-you note.
posted by potch at 1:42 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I would greatly appreciate a google Wave invite and will pay it forward.
posted by DWRoelands at 1:42 PM on October 1, 2009


potch: is it a buffalo nickle? do you have a png of it?
posted by boo_radley at 1:47 PM on October 1, 2009


I keep looking in my gmail inbox but the only invite so far is for me to use my MasterCard at Staples. :(
posted by caddis at 1:48 PM on October 1, 2009


The problem with Google Wave (as opposed to Gmail) is that getting an invite doesn't win you much, because you can't really talk to anyone else. As of right now I can "wave" the person who invited me, and that's it. Awesome? This doesn't seem like the best way to roll out a service like this.
posted by chunking express at 1:55 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Give it to forforf. He earned it.
posted by jouke at 1:58 PM on October 1, 2009


"potch: is it a buffalo nickle? do you have a png of it?"

I do not have a png, but it's not a buffalo nickel. It's also not one of the ones with the hideous new Jefferson on the front.
posted by potch at 2:00 PM on October 1, 2009


I am still trying to get an OINK invite. What's a google wave?
posted by Eideteker at 2:00 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Listen, new technology is great and all, but the fact you have an invite doesn't make you a god

Nah, there are plenty of other facts to do that job just fine. Also, I don't have an invite.
posted by owtytrof at 2:04 PM on October 1, 2009


There's no point in asking for an invite all the way down here, sure there isn't. But I'm going to ask anyways.... Invite me! Go on, go on, go on. There's cocaine in it for you.
posted by Fence at 2:05 PM on October 1, 2009


Eideteker: "I am still trying to get an OINK invite. What's a google wave?"

Well, let's say you're, you knowing with google. And you're almost ready to arrive, right? Well, the google, right, the google takes its finger (or more if you're kinky) and just starts whaling on your prostate like a, like a... fallen senior on a LifeAlert bracelet.

It is like riding a rocket to the moon.
posted by boo_radley at 2:05 PM on October 1, 2009


What the hell is wrong with you people?
posted by Sys Rq at 2:08 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like one if someone has an invite, thanks!
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks at 2:12 PM on October 1, 2009


Your invites, give them to me.
/arnold


Perfectly good spot for a plochops joke, and ya blew it.
posted by zarq at 2:13 PM on October 1, 2009


I want one so I’ll be cooler than all of my friends, who won’t be on google wave so I won’t be able to talk to anybody using it. . .

But I’ll be cooler than them, so it’s ok.
posted by dinty_moore at 2:16 PM on October 1, 2009


just starts whaling on your prostate like a, like a...

I'd correct your spelling ("whaling" to waling), if not for the fact that whaling—i.e. the practice in which a large marine mammal is impaled with a harpoon—is actually a far more accurate description of the act in question.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:18 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like one.
posted by cillit bang at 2:18 PM on October 1, 2009


i'm mostly using wave right now to make notes about what i dislike about wave.
posted by empath at 2:18 PM on October 1, 2009


What the hell is wrong with you people?

In what sense?
posted by zarq at 2:20 PM on October 1, 2009


What the hell is wrong with you people?

In what sense?


a) In general
b) With regard to bizarre displays of enthusiasm for the latest Google cruftware
c) General disregard for moderation
posted by Sys Rq at 2:29 PM on October 1, 2009


If you send me an invite, I promise to not send you a photo of me naked. Or, if you really want one, I can send you a photo of me not naked.
posted by grumblebee at 2:32 PM on October 1, 2009


I would love one also
posted by jpdoane at 2:36 PM on October 1, 2009


If someone sends me an invite I promise to make sure grumblebee doesn't send you a naked picture of himself. Ever.
posted by Justinian at 2:42 PM on October 1, 2009


I'll send somebody pumpkin muffins for an invite. For real. Bonus points if you live in the DC area and then I can just give them to you.
posted by kerning at 2:44 PM on October 1, 2009


I'll go you one better than muffins. I will distance faith heal you or a close friend/relative.for an invite. If no cure is effected it is because you don't have any faith, and I still get to use the invite.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:45 PM on October 1, 2009


a) In general

Too many beans, not enough sunlight?

b) With regard to bizarre displays of enthusiasm for the latest Google cruftware

*shrug* People get excited by shiny new things, especially if they can't have them to play with immediately.

Many also like to try 'em for themselves before passing judgement.

c) General disregard for moderation

Speaking purely for myself, I tend to trust the mods to shut down threads if they have a problem with them. After all, they did shut down a request to set up a similar thread yesterday evening here in MeTa because the topic wasn't MeFi-related.
posted by zarq at 2:49 PM on October 1, 2009


That said, I must admit I thought it was nice that this "beggin' for an invite" thread was opened before I made my FPP about the service today. I was a little concerned that my post would get a flood of requests for invites and be deleted.
posted by zarq at 2:57 PM on October 1, 2009


*waves*
posted by _dario at 3:01 PM on October 1, 2009


Yeah, do NOT follow @AaronNeale, and thank you to pointing out the limit of 8 Google Wave invites. Sorry I was so gullible!
posted by misha at 3:02 PM on October 1, 2009


What's the record for longest MeTa thread without an appearance of a mod? Are we nearing it?
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 3:06 PM on October 1, 2009


Sys Rq: "I'd correct your spelling ("whaling" to waling)"

SO now you hate the welsh. When does it stop with you?
posted by boo_radley at 3:06 PM on October 1, 2009


*pokes the drunken passed out guy on the couch* "hey, hey...is the party over? Uh....is there any free beer left?"
posted by stray at 3:06 PM on October 1, 2009


Captain Cardanthian!: "What's the record for longest MeTa thread without an appearance of a mod? Are we nearing it?"

If they used Wave, they could be appearing at the very top of the thread in real time even as you saw me typing this!
posted by Drastic at 3:08 PM on October 1, 2009


Hackers and Scalper Pounce on Google Wave Invites
"Google Wave has hit some rough waters. Just a day after the Internet search giant began e-mailing invitations to test the wave, online shenanigans have erupted. The online tool, which will allow users to post photos, videos and text in real time, has gained so much buzz that hackers have created search traps for 'Google Wave' and a scalper attempted to sell access."
posted by ericb at 3:30 PM on October 1, 2009


Burhanistan: I'll go you one better than muffins.

What? This is crazy talk. There is nothing better than muffins. It's socially acceptable cake for breakfast and other assorted snacktimes throughout the day.

Don't let him fool you, holders of the invites.
posted by kerning at 3:41 PM on October 1, 2009


Sign me up, pretty please.
posted by Behemoth at 3:41 PM on October 1, 2009


I've seen all kinds of weird posts pop up in my RSS feeds, even from the non-tech blogs, as a result of Google Wave. Even so, I'd still love an invite, or nom, or whatever the hell it is.
posted by librarylis at 3:42 PM on October 1, 2009


I would also like a nomination to the Honorable Position of GOOGLE WAVE PARTICIPANT. Thank you.

I have other invitations available for people who like music.
posted by !Jim at 3:47 PM on October 1, 2009


Will swap for Brizzly invites! But not one of the three invites to a private arthouse film torrent tracker that I definitely don't have. Email's in me profile.

I'm starting to think these invites don't exist.
posted by saturnine at 4:21 PM on October 1, 2009


I would like an invite too, if possible.
posted by elephantday at 5:33 PM on October 1, 2009


If anyone has invites and makes it this far down the thread, I'd love one. Email is in my profile. Thank you!
posted by rollbiz at 5:52 PM on October 1, 2009


I don't really want an invite, but I hardly ever comment in meta 'cause I am timid and easily scared and this seems like a safe place.
posted by qldaddy at 6:08 PM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


If someone sends me a Wave invite, I'll send you something cool in the mail. Trust me.
posted by availablelight at 6:11 PM on October 1, 2009


Hey saturnine, I just sent you a Brizzly invite. Please hope me!
posted by youarenothere at 6:15 PM on October 1, 2009


I love scarabic's comment from the MeTa Orkut invite thread. Just replace Orkut with Google Wave.
posted by smackfu at 6:15 PM on October 1, 2009


Hey saturnine, I just sent you a Brizzly invite. Please hope me!

Eek, maybe I should have made it clear I was looking for a Wave invite! Sorry! And I already had a Brizzly account!* But thank you! Someone's already sent me a Wave invite now, so I'm off the begging list. Hooray for Metafilter!

Just replace Orkut with Google Wave.

Hahaha. Oh Orkut. Those were the days.

*If anyone else wants Brizzly invites, I have plenty!
posted by saturnine at 6:18 PM on October 1, 2009


If anyone has an extra Wave account they're willing to part with, please send me an email. I'll naturally be back here to offer any invites I may receive.
posted by armage at 6:34 PM on October 1, 2009


Anybody want to send a Google Wave invite my way? I'd sure appreciate it! :)
posted by iamkimiam at 6:39 PM on October 1, 2009


This 'invite' phenomenon always fascinates me. Why not just open it up for everyone? It's not like Google has scaling issues. It feels like exploiting human social dynamics, getting everyone talking about it by separating the haves from the have-nots. Yuck; no thanks. If it turns out good, I'll grab it when they release it to everyone, just like with Gmail.
posted by Kwine at 7:05 PM on October 1, 2009


Requesting an invite, from some kind, generous soul.
posted by speedo at 7:08 PM on October 1, 2009


"This 'invite' phenomenon always fascinates me. Why not just open it up for everyone? It's not like Google has scaling issues. It feels like exploiting human social dynamics, getting everyone talking about it by separating the haves from the have-nots. Yuck; no thanks. If it turns out good, I'll grab it when they release it to everyone, just like with Gmail."

I know I saw an article about the invite-only beta model before, that talked about how:
-The kind of people who seek out an invite to a beta are more willing to put up with initial stability issues
-The way the number of users scales on an invite system provides a gentle exponential curve for scaling.

I can't find the damned thing.

But in essence, it's totally fine that you're not interested in jumping through hoops to get on- in fact, it's the sort of behavior they count on.
posted by potch at 7:17 PM on October 1, 2009


I work in the industry, and would love a trial of this!
posted by dabcad at 7:34 PM on October 1, 2009


I'll trade an invite for a couple random secondhand t-shirts from Little Rock thrift stores. I'll even let you give me a size and color to aim for.

(I'm probably the kind of person that seeks out invites to betas. I do it because I want to get the name of my choice, and/or because I want to be an old-timer.)
posted by box at 7:34 PM on October 1, 2009


Pass one to me please (memail me for truer email address) and I will post here when I have ones available to give.

Thank you!
posted by keli at 7:43 PM on October 1, 2009


I would love one too. My email is in my profile!
posted by aburd at 7:47 PM on October 1, 2009


I want a Wave invite :(
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:55 PM on October 1, 2009


I will gladly, GLADLY, kill a hobo in exchange for a Wave invite.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:03 PM on October 1, 2009


(I should probably mention that my google-known email is johnkfisher@mac.com, so that I don't end up killing a hobo for nothing)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:11 PM on October 1, 2009


I will save a hobo for a wave invite.
posted by nat at 8:43 PM on October 1, 2009


If anyone could spare an invite for a poor, Mefi-spouseless Mefite...
posted by IndigoRain at 8:58 PM on October 1, 2009


Please?
posted by mhz at 9:03 PM on October 1, 2009


Oh, alright. Can I please have an invite tooooo?
posted by cabingirl at 9:17 PM on October 1, 2009


I will ignore a hobo and then learn my lesson through an extended morality tale for a wave invite.
posted by MidAtlantic at 9:21 PM on October 1, 2009


I would appreciate one :)
posted by lilkeith07 at 9:45 PM on October 1, 2009


Part of me wants absolutely nothing to do with yet another google masterpiece. I don't know why and it doesn't even make sense to me.

But a much bigger, and much more important part of me REALLY NEEDS the invite from the DEPTHS OF HER SOUL.

C'mon, peeps, help a girl out! :)

How does one get an invite, anyway? Who are the lucky people that have them all?
posted by Lullen at 9:49 PM on October 1, 2009


Heck, I'll throw my hat in. Anybody feeling generous? Thanks!
posted by one_bean at 10:39 PM on October 1, 2009


What the hell is wrong with you people?

a) In general

sleep deprivation, loneliness, dislike my job, need a haircut, it's fungal but I'm pretty sure it's not contagious

b) With regard to bizarre displays of enthusiasm for the latest Google cruftware
not personally applicable

c) General disregard for moderation
it is unclear whether this refers to metafilter mods or moral virtue, please clarify

d) a photo of me naked
submit requests via mefi mail
posted by little e at 12:30 AM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'll trade sexual favors for an invite*. I go both ways, so gender is not a issue. But if it is for you, you might want to know that I have a penis.

No, seriously. But you've gotta pay expenses.
posted by Netzapper at 12:57 AM on October 2, 2009


Metafilter: You might want to know that I have a penis
posted by cillit bang at 1:16 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like to try this out, if someone has a spare invite burning a hole in their pocket.
posted by JHarris at 2:27 AM on October 2, 2009


please?
posted by dg at 2:29 AM on October 2, 2009


Want a cheesy postcard from Italy? I'd be glad to send one to a Waver! Please invite me!
posted by Baldons at 3:09 AM on October 2, 2009


Me too! except the postcard bit
posted by Gyan at 3:50 AM on October 2, 2009


If somebody invites me, I promise to think about the children. Oh, the children!
posted by rosethorn at 4:29 AM on October 2, 2009


I will compose a bad sonnet in honor of the person who sends me an invite.
posted by winna at 7:45 AM on October 2, 2009


Once a few of us get signed up, can we have a new thread specifically regarding who's on Wave? I've been nominated (yay!) and although I haven't received the invitation yet, I'd like to be able to jump right into it. AFAIK, none of my IRL friends are on Wave yet, so y'all are gonna be the next best thing.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 8:21 AM on October 2, 2009


I don't want an invite at all.
posted by kmz at 8:34 AM on October 2, 2009


I can't help myself - I tried to hold out - must.ask.for.one....
posted by KAS at 9:21 AM on October 2, 2009


I will appreciate if someone send me an invite to Google Wave. Thanks in advance! :-)
posted by jchaw at 9:52 AM on October 2, 2009


I will compose a bad sonnet in honor of the person who sends me an invite.

I just cut out the middleman and sent a bad sonnet to the Google Wave team, per St. Alia's link (thanks, St. Alia!)
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:55 AM on October 2, 2009


I don't even know what your giving out, but I'll take one and then come around for a second.
posted by Frasermoo at 10:05 AM on October 2, 2009


I want the invite that kmz doesn't.
posted by Reverend John at 10:31 AM on October 2, 2009


drowning not waving.
posted by modernnomad at 10:35 AM on October 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


For those of you that get invites and are developing bots or gadgets, drop me a wave at empath@googlewave.com

I started a mefi wave developers wave to share links to projects and ask questions, get help, etc.

The api documentation is kind of sparse so i think it might be helpful.
posted by empath at 10:56 AM on October 2, 2009


I are clueless technopeasant. Is this something I would have to, like, read or write to understand ? At any rate, I do not wish to join any club which will not get off my lawn.
posted by y2karl at 12:02 PM on October 2, 2009


You're just gloating empath.

Which is understandable given the stark amount of sheer groveling going on here.
posted by jouke at 12:30 PM on October 2, 2009


I'm surprised people want in so badly. I'll let you all in on a secret: Day 2 on Wave and it's still boring as fuck. I can WAVE two people now, so I guess that's something.
posted by chunking express at 1:53 PM on October 2, 2009


Speaking of Google, this seems as good a place as any to say that when I looked at the site today, I thought the logo was a picture of Doctor Sivana, and I was like, "Sweet, a Captain Marvel villain is on the Google frontpage, and I have no idea why but it's about damn time Captain Marvel gets some respect, and maybe some kid will click on the logo and then go buy some Shazam books or something else decent instead of wasting his money on some godforsaken X-Men spinoff, and then the world will be a better place, HOORAY GOOGLE!"

Then I saw that it was Gandhi, and I was a little bit disappointed, and then I felt like an asshole for being disappointed in Gandhi.

Also, Wave looks really neat.
posted by maqsarian at 2:07 PM on October 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Since this is apparently working, can I nominate myself to be nominated? I mean, please nominate me to be invited. I'm terribly curious to see if this is something my tech-backward, completely internet incompetent zoo could get behind, if i eventually teach them how.
posted by booknerd at 3:50 PM on October 2, 2009


I would love one toooooooooooo. DIGITAL RHETORIC REPRASZENT. "WAVE" OF THE FUTURE. Seriously though. Can I have one too? Anyone? Anyone?
posted by exlotuseater at 6:37 PM on October 2, 2009


Okay, so when I found out about Google Voice, I went to the page and signed up for an invite, and then I had one, like, right away. So I'm hoping this will happen for wave? We'll see. Honestly, this is one where I see the usefulness less until everyone is signed up.

As a web developer, though, the more I interact with Google applications, the more inadequate I feel. That's what I get for trying to compete with a gigantic corporation filled to the rafters with PhDs, I guess.
posted by Deathalicious at 9:43 PM on October 2, 2009


I'm waaaay late to this thread, but I'd love an invite.
posted by graventy at 10:51 PM on October 2, 2009


invite? emmling at gmail
posted by emmling at 11:49 PM on October 2, 2009


DEAR SIR MY NAME IS BUGANDA OKOWANA I AM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF NIGERIAN DEVELOPEMENT BANK LTD. IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I NEED ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING 34.000.000 US DOLLARS (THIRTYFOR MILLIONS) BELONGING TO MR PHILLIP LADOLE DIED IN THE AIRCRASH OF 3 OCT 1997. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO SEND A INVITE FOR GOOGLE WAVE TO ME. AS A COMPENSATION YOU WILL GET 10 PERCENT OF THE THIRTYFOUR MILLIONS. YOURS TRULY DOCTOR JANAMA GULOGAMBA.
posted by elcapitano at 2:12 AM on October 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd rather have a UK Google Phone invite.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:18 AM on October 3, 2009


I. Want. One.

Please.
posted by zardoz at 4:48 AM on October 3, 2009


Has anyone actually gotten an invite thanks to this thread?

(No, you cannot have any of mine. Well, perhaps if you drop by and help me unclog the kitchen sink. Bring a plunger.)
posted by effbot at 6:01 AM on October 3, 2009


I don't want one, thanks.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:11 AM on October 3, 2009


WHY CAN'T I HAVE ONE WHY WHY WHY
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:40 AM on October 3, 2009


If nominated I promise to not take donations from any PAC or corporation.
vapidave at gmail
thx
posted by vapidave at 6:55 PM on October 3, 2009


Captain Cardanthian!: "Once a few of us get signed up, can we have a new thread specifically regarding who's on Wave? I've been nominated (yay!) and although I haven't received the invitation yet, I'd like to be able to jump right into it. AFAIK, none of my IRL friends are on Wave yet, so y'all are gonna be the next best thing."

Here you go, just add yourself to this Mefi Wiki page.
posted by IndigoRain at 11:27 PM on October 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


The power of christ compels you. I mean, uh, drop me a memail if you would nomnomnom me please.
posted by Iteki at 5:34 AM on October 4, 2009


Because you all will have one, I will need one. I will gladly pay any amount for a WAVE invite..

Ok, that was a lie, but I would like one, it looks like a useful tool for some collaborative projects I'm involved with...

Thanks in advance... e/mail is in the profile...
posted by HuronBob at 6:04 AM on October 4, 2009


I would rather much like one. If they are going out.

Are they going out? I can't tell.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 6:33 PM on October 4, 2009


I nominated a bunch of people on Thursday and they still haven't gotten invites. Booo to that. This Wave thing is fairly useless without contacts. MeFites I nom'ed: it's coming, I hope!
posted by naju at 10:24 AM on October 5, 2009


Same. No one I know has been invited yet.

THE FUTURE OF EMAIL!
posted by chunking express at 10:52 AM on October 5, 2009


I want one. :[
posted by SkylitDrawl at 9:48 PM on October 5, 2009


What good would this be if no one I know is on it?
posted by caddis at 4:25 AM on October 6, 2009


Maybe the invitations are being posted out?
posted by dg at 4:55 AM on October 6, 2009


caddis, it's not good at all. I think I should probably try and write some widget for the service. At least that would make having the account so early be worthwhile. As it stands, it's boring as fuck when you are part of an awesome new communication system you can't use to talk to anyone you want to talk to.
posted by chunking express at 5:32 AM on October 6, 2009


FWIW, Google said:
We'll ask some of these early users to nominate people they know also to receive early invitations — Google Wave is a lot more useful if your friends, family and colleagues have it too. This, of course, will just be the beginning. If all goes well we will soon be inviting many more to try out Google Wave.

Some of you have asked what we mean by preview. This just means that Google Wave isn't quite ready for prime time. Not yet, anyway. Since first unveiling the project back in May, we've focused almost exclusively on scalability, stability, speed and usability. Yet, you will still experience the occasional downtime, a crash every now and then, part of the system being a bit sluggish and some of the user interface being, well, quirky.
So they're at least aware, and it sounds like the nominees of the initial recipients are queued before the people who have asked but weren't also nominated.

I do love it when people roll their half-built machines out for a test drive.
posted by zennie at 7:36 AM on October 6, 2009


This is why I think I got my invite early:

1) I signed up for one as soon as they announced it.
2) I already had a google app engine account
3) I know someone at google.

I don't think any of those were the only reason I got it, because for example, the person I know at google invited 7 other people at the same time and only 2 of us actually got invites.
posted by empath at 9:41 AM on October 6, 2009


btw, you aren't missing anything.

Though i found a way to kick bots from waves, by adding another bot.
posted by empath at 9:42 AM on October 6, 2009


I don't know, but *somebody* is being a wave hog. (Google, I'm stink eyein' at YOU!)
posted by iamkimiam at 11:55 AM on October 6, 2009


i think they genuinely don't want people using it for day-to-day stuff yet. It's really in an unfinished state, way worse than gmail was when it was put into beta.
posted by empath at 12:43 PM on October 6, 2009


I'm in.

jphanley@googlewave.com
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:13 PM on October 8, 2009


As am I.

reenum at googlewave
posted by reenum at 12:54 AM on October 9, 2009


me too. username@googlewave.com
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:46 AM on October 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Huzzah! Also in.
posted by zennie at 7:52 AM on October 9, 2009


Anyone notice people getting auto-added to your contacts? Jessamyn showed up in my list for example.
posted by chunking express at 7:54 AM on October 9, 2009


I'd love an invite if anyone has one. Email in profile. Thanks!
posted by knave at 10:23 AM on October 9, 2009



Anyone notice people getting auto-added to your contacts? Jessamyn showed up in my list for example.


I think it pulls in your gmail or chat contacts if there's a known correspondence.
posted by GuyZero at 11:09 AM on October 9, 2009


I would like this thing! Email in profile
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:56 AM on October 12, 2009


I would like to try this Wave thing... If anybody has a spare invite I would appreciate it.

MeFi Mail me.
posted by TetrisKid at 11:12 AM on October 12, 2009


Yeah. If anyone still have invites, I'd dig one. Thanks (email in profile)
posted by eyeballkid at 5:20 PM on October 12, 2009


I got my invitation today. Anyone still need an invitation? If so, MeFi mail me.
posted by arcticseal at 6:28 AM on October 14, 2009


I have Wave. I don't really get it, but I have 7 more invites. I'll give them out no problem (pretty sure my email is in my profile).

If anyone happened ot have a google voice invite, i wouldn't mind that thrown back to me? I hear invites are going to be available soon.
posted by bDiddy at 9:35 AM on October 14, 2009


Damn, everybody's got one but me, seems like. My profile addy's updated to be current, so if there's any leftover invites, I'd appreciate it.
posted by middleclasstool at 12:02 PM on October 14, 2009


I got mine today, but I don't see where invitations/nominations can be sent to others (if I had any to send out).
posted by mrbill at 9:06 AM on October 15, 2009


From the chatter I'm hearing, the second round of accounts given have not been granted invitations.
posted by middleclasstool at 10:15 AM on October 15, 2009


mrbill: when you start up Wave you should have two waves in your inbox. One says Welcome to Wave & the other has a big counter set to 8 & gives you invitations to hand out. Just plug email addresses into it & it takes care of the rest.

For anyone else getting started in Wave, here's a quick tip. If your contact list is as sparse as mine, you'll want to find some waves to explore. To find all public waves, type in with:public at the search prompt in your inbox. To narrow it down some you can add search terms after that also.
posted by scalefree at 10:16 AM on October 15, 2009


From the chatter I'm hearing, the second round of accounts given have not been granted invitations.

Ah. Well forget that then. I didn't get my invite from somebody, I applied for Wave back when it was first announced. Sorry, all mine are gone.
posted by scalefree at 10:23 AM on October 15, 2009


okay this is me begging too. please please pleeeeease.
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 2:30 PM on October 15, 2009


Thank you! Now, is there really no public wave for Metafilter yet? I searched "mefi with:public" and "metafilter with:public" to no avail.
posted by booknerd at 5:20 PM on October 15, 2009


if you get more than 3-4 people in a wave, it's a cluster fuck, do not recommend...
posted by empath at 5:51 PM on October 15, 2009


I'm still looking for an invite, if anybody has any left. Email is in profile.
posted by never used baby shoes at 6:41 PM on October 15, 2009


Now, is there really no public wave for Metafilter yet? I searched "mefi with:public" and "metafilter with:public" to no avail.

First, reverse the order. It's "with:public metafilter" (actually the best syntax would be "with:public lang:en -with:blog-wave@appspot.com", which limits your search to English & cuts out waves that are republished to blogs with the Bloggy robot).

Second, no there isn't, although somebody does mention it in a wave on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was going to start one up today but then Balloon Boy came along & got me distracted. It's still hella slow & unstable, but now that I've seen it I can see the potential.

Third, now there is; I just created it. I haven't figured out how to reference specific waves yet but if you do the above search it should be easy to find.
posted by scalefree at 7:38 PM on October 15, 2009


Would also greatly appreciate an invitation. Might be willing to loan out my girlfriend for services.


She's a video editor, you filthy perverts!
posted by Edwahd at 6:52 AM on October 17, 2009


Anyone have invites for Cloud.app
posted by chunking express at 7:09 AM on October 17, 2009


i have no shame. I would really appreciate an invite. please.hope.me
posted by fatbaq at 5:01 PM on October 27, 2009


I got a new batch of invites. MeMail me if you want one.
posted by scalefree at 11:55 PM on October 27, 2009


Anyone know how to search within a wave, if possible?
posted by zennie at 8:09 AM on October 28, 2009


The API allows for that, obviously. Else bots & gadgets couldn't do what they do. But I'm unaware of any manual search function that searches just within the wave you're in & isolates or highlights specific blips (God I hate that word). I'm assuming they have it planned but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Considering they don't even have the user setting panel available yet, I'm not surprised. This is very much a work in progress. It's like getting on a moving bus while they're still working on installing the doors as it rolls down the highway.
posted by scalefree at 9:20 AM on October 28, 2009


Thanks, scalefree. I managed to get Firefox to search in a wave. I was getting tripped up by how difficult it is to click in a scroll box without hitting some sort of link. Expanding the wave helped.
posted by zennie at 12:37 PM on October 28, 2009


Oh sure, you can always use your browser to do the search. I thought you only wanted to do it within the app itself. Assumptions assumptions.
posted by scalefree at 1:06 PM on October 28, 2009


Hah, well that too. In future it may be necessary... for example, there is a certain load at which pagination will really help to prevent everything from slowing down. Then searching with a browser won't be as useful.
posted by zennie at 1:15 PM on October 28, 2009


I have a few spare invites (as of 10/29) if you send me a mefi mail with the email address you want me to use, I'll give you an invite. First come, first serve of course.
posted by Kimberly at 1:26 PM on October 29, 2009


I have a bunch more too if anyone still wants. Send me a mail.
posted by bDiddy at 6:26 AM on October 30, 2009


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