link to give-a-mefi-membership November 16, 2006 9:35 PM   Subscribe

Hey Matt, in the gifting spirit, how about a link to the give-a-mefi-membership gift option somewhere on the Blue? Did the "beta" period work out? If so, don't be shy. It's a great feature. I just used it. But I had to hunt and peck through the MeTa archives to find it :)
posted by scarabic to Feature Requests at 9:35 PM (8 comments total)

I tossed it into the FAQ.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:45 PM on November 16, 2006

Hell, members are spared most of the ads on the site. I think it's cool to promote this one, even in a highly visible, graphical way. It's not just about making the feature findable to folks who know it exists. It's about making it visible to those who maybe haven't noticed it in all the MeTa discussions but might have a need for it. Burying it in the FAQ won't help a lot (although it's a good thing to have as a reference).

Promote it with some fanfare for a while and then consign it to the FAQ or footer, etc. But give it a day in the sun. Now's the time. Holidays, stateside, and all...
posted by scarabic at 9:54 PM on November 16, 2006

Burying it in the FAQ won't help a lot

Well, it's the only part of it I can do. You can wait for mathowie to do the rest of it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:56 PM on November 16, 2006

Cool, thanks for adding that link. I just want to do my part to assuage any qualms Matt might have about promoting it in more primary spaces. People are shameless about haranguing him over anything that might put money in his pocket, whether that is his primary motivation or not. IMHO he needs encouragement to put something like this in bold type on the Blue homepage.

Cheers, Jessamyn
posted by scarabic at 10:05 PM on November 16, 2006

yeah, I was going to add it to the nav when the bugs were worked out. Now that there's a status page and a resend link, I think everyone's had an ok time with it (just one person reported never getting any email from it).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:20 PM on November 16, 2006

That's always an impossible one to debug, ain't it? :)
posted by scarabic at 10:41 PM on November 16, 2006

Sweet. I just sponsored two lurkers.
posted by ColdChef at 6:52 AM on November 17, 2006

Imagine you made this the only way of creating new MeFi users.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 2:42 PM on November 18, 2006

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