First GMail, then Joost and now Doostang April 26, 2007 8:21 PM   Subscribe

Anybody want or need a Doostang invite? Let me know ...
posted by geoff. to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 PM (69 comments total)

The cynical side of me believes the whole "invite" period to web sites is a ploy to build publicity. In any case its been useful to do this before (1, 2)
posted by geoff. at 8:25 PM on April 26, 2007

... it's been useful ...
posted by geoff. at 8:28 PM on April 26, 2007

Me, me!!! My username at gmail.
posted by Shooty McGunpants at 8:29 PM on April 26, 2007

From the FAQ's

What are My friends?

posted by jourman2 at 8:33 PM on April 26, 2007

My doo don't stang, thank you.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:35 PM on April 26, 2007

An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the nootability guideline ...
posted by R. Mutt at 8:52 PM on April 26, 2007

stupidly enough, gmail still has invites.

So, in the spirit of things, I have 97 left. Let me know if you need one.
posted by niles at 9:00 PM on April 26, 2007

Could use a Joost invite if anyone has one.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:06 PM on April 26, 2007

I thought I was hip to all the new stuff. Never heard of doostang.

"Doostang is an online career community that connects people through personal relationships and affiliations"

So it's kind of LinkedIn with a really unprofessional-sounding name? Hmm. Well, good luck to 'em, I guess.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:16 PM on April 26, 2007

I have a handful of OiNK invites. If anyone wants one, please let me know (email in profile).
posted by Diskeater at 9:26 PM on April 26, 2007

Sure! My username at gmail.
posted by brundlefly at 9:41 PM on April 26, 2007

Thanks, geoff.!
posted by brundlefly at 9:47 PM on April 26, 2007

If you're name's not down, you're not getting in. Move along.
posted by Jimbob at 9:49 PM on April 26, 2007

I remember Arnold Stang...
posted by wendell at 9:49 PM on April 26, 2007

Oh, and thanks Diskeater!
posted by brundlefly at 9:56 PM on April 26, 2007

It can't hurt. And I'm currently seeking gainful employment. Email in profile if you have any left.

And um...let me know if you need a gmail invite.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 10:07 PM on April 26, 2007

I have 5 joost invites. Just email me.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:35 PM on April 26, 2007

Yes, please, I'd like an invite. Email is in my profile.

Also, I, too, have a few joost invites. Whoever is interested can email me.
posted by necessitas at 10:47 PM on April 26, 2007

Did you ever, sometimes, when you're reading the internet sites, feel like you're reading A Clockwork Orange without the glossary?

Yes, I do walk uphill bothways, as a matter of fact.
posted by dirigibleman at 11:05 PM on April 26, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'll take one :) Email in profile.
posted by phaedon at 12:27 AM on April 27, 2007

I'm gonna try to get me some Doostang tonight.
posted by zardoz at 1:05 AM on April 27, 2007

Doostang is the trusted professional network. The network grows by invitation only which ensures that all contacts that enter the system are trusted by at least one or more members in the network.

invites for all! LOL!

i'd trust that blonde investment banker chick all night long, i tells ya...
posted by quonsar at 4:15 AM on April 27, 2007

I've got a ton of OiNK invites too, my email's in my profile (the last time I mentioned my addy in the comment I got a bunch of spam from random Googlers)
posted by blasdelf at 4:20 AM on April 27, 2007

All of my OiNK invites are now gone.
posted by Diskeater at 5:43 AM on April 27, 2007

OK! All 5 of my invites are gone. Thanks for playing!
posted by Dave Faris at 5:44 AM on April 27, 2007

Doostang clan ain't nothin' to fuck with.
posted by box at 6:06 AM on April 27, 2007 [1 favorite]

Have 10 OiNK invites, and 3 Joost. Email me if you like.
posted by signal at 6:16 AM on April 27, 2007


i had a car that made those sounds just before it exploded.
posted by quonsar at 6:21 AM on April 27, 2007 [4 favorites]

I had a girlfriend who made those noises just before she............had to be taken back to the shop.
posted by spicynuts at 6:26 AM on April 27, 2007

I have a handful of invites to my birthday party. They are going to the first five ladies who send me topless photos of themselves at the e-mail in my profile.
posted by Eideteker at 6:28 AM on April 27, 2007

I'm on it, Eideteker.
posted by piratebowling at 6:42 AM on April 27, 2007

I would love an OiNK invite,
posted by duende at 6:45 AM on April 27, 2007

Ok, but there's got to be some nipple. None of this Janet-Jackson-on-the-cover-of-Rolling-Stone bullshit.
posted by Eideteker at 6:46 AM on April 27, 2007

Desperate for an OINK invite....
posted by Quartermass at 7:10 AM on April 27, 2007

Doostang? What kind of name is that? Was clownpenis.fart already taken?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:09 AM on April 27, 2007 [3 favorites]

Hey quonsar, looks like your investment banker friend works there. Her name is Chelsea... check the Dooblog
posted by acro at 8:21 AM on April 27, 2007

Was clownpenis.fart already taken?

It wasn't..but it sure as fuck is now. That is if no one beats me to
posted by spicynuts at 8:50 AM on April 27, 2007

I have a bunch of indietorrent invitations if anybody has OiNK or an equivalent for movies/tv. E-mail in profile.
posted by one_bean at 8:54 AM on April 27, 2007

there's a .fart TLD and i missed it?
posted by quonsar at 9:21 AM on April 27, 2007

Her name is Chelsea... check the Dooblog

i have some special ops for her.
posted by quonsar at 9:23 AM on April 27, 2007

I've got demonoid invites if anyone is interested. I'll take Joost/Oink/indietorrents invites if you're offering.
posted by Skorgu at 9:29 AM on April 27, 2007

I've got a feeling, a feeling deep inside, oh lord. Email's in profile.
posted by Kwine at 9:49 AM on April 27, 2007

Out of Joost. Still got OiNK.
posted by signal at 9:50 AM on April 27, 2007

I've also got Demonoid invites. I'm interested in joost and doostang invites. E-mail in profile.
posted by jeversol at 9:50 AM on April 27, 2007

If anybody has any graphics or 3d (not games) related tracker invites, would appreciate.
posted by signal at 9:54 AM on April 27, 2007

Thanks geoff. Really appreciate it.
posted by phaedon at 10:08 AM on April 27, 2007

I don't understand.
posted by killdevil at 10:14 AM on April 27, 2007

signal, you rock.
posted by Skorgu at 10:21 AM on April 27, 2007

I'd like to try out any you'd care to send... email is username
posted by acro at 10:30 AM on April 27, 2007

I first heard about Joost from a friend, who was fishing for an invite from me. You might remember that there was a huge rush of invites here on Metatalk a few weeks back, but I couldn't score one. I also couldn't score an explanation of what Joost actually was. But I signed up for the beta and a couple weeks later, I got access.

Joost is basically an online video service with some 3rd rate basic cable content, and old public domain cartoons. Shows like "Stupid Japanese Guys" or somesuch -- a Jackass type show set in Japan. And Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoons from the 60's. Admittedly, stuff I've never seen elsewhere, but frankly, stuff I just haven't gotten around to sitting through.

The real draw of the service seems to be that it's available by invitation only. I had three invites a week or two ago, so I offered em up on Metatalk, asking for an email from anyone that wanted them. I got three requests within 30 minutes. This time around, I had 5 invites, and got 10 emails asking for a hookup within 6 hours, and I had to send regrets to 5.

So maybe the service will get better once they pass out of the beta stage. But for now, the best part about signing up seems to be that in a couple weeks, you'll be able to spread the virus and offer invites yourself.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:31 AM on April 27, 2007

thanks... anyone want an invite?
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posted by acro at 10:59 AM on April 27, 2007

acro you can also qualify to join if people endorse you.
posted by geoff. at 11:21 AM on April 27, 2007

I invite you all to give me head 'till I'm dead.
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:37 AM on April 27, 2007

Thanks Geoff! Looks like I now have some free samples as well- email in profile if you're interested.

Divine_Wino, let me know if that's a serious offer.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 11:53 AM on April 27, 2007

Now if anyone can get me into asmallworld, I'll let you know how life is on the other side of the tracks.
posted by geoff. at 12:27 PM on April 27, 2007

Skorgu: you're very welcome. Pay it forward.
posted by signal at 3:07 PM on April 27, 2007

Anyone need Audionews?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:25 PM on April 27, 2007

I would love love an OiNK invite to my username @ gmail. I am 100% trustworthy and would speak to non-strangers about the kindness of strangers, i.e. yours.
posted by kenaman at 3:50 PM on April 27, 2007

Damn, my OiNK invite from last july expired. I knew I should have bothered to log in sooner.
posted by Eideteker at 4:03 PM on April 27, 2007

i would like an oink invite too :) my email is my username @ gmail as well
posted by empath at 6:24 PM on April 27, 2007

If I say that I don't trust anybody who says they're 100% trustworthy, is it a proof that anybody who says they're 100% trustworthy actually isn't, because I don't trust 'em, so it's not 100%, or is it just some kind of contradiction, or what?

Should I take this semi-serious question to AskMe?
posted by cgc373 at 1:09 AM on April 28, 2007

Someone who actually is 100% trustworthy, is worth your trust, whether you choose to give it or not. I mean something could be worth its weight in gold, but that says nothing about your willingness to shell out the shekels.
posted by elephantday at 2:17 AM on April 28, 2007

I also have invites to TVTorrents if anyone needs a missed episode of a TV Show.
posted by jeversol at 10:16 AM on April 28, 2007

I'll take an orkut invite if anyone's got them to give.

That's the only social network I can't break into, and thus, it's the only one that interests me.

Oh wait: I just checked and it looks like they've opened memberships. Nevermind; I'm not interested.
posted by anotherpanacea at 10:47 AM on April 29, 2007

Hey if anyone is still here. I apologize about the Doostang invites. It appears to be incredibly elitist and somewhat of a pyramid scheme. Unless you came from a target school (read: Ivy) you aren't allowed to join the so-called working groups, where the jobs and internships are posted. They don't make this known and encourage you to sign up all your friends before you have the ability to apply to these groups.

I've e-mailed Doostang asking for clarification on the requirements to join the working groups, I have yet to hear back on a reply. There are some discussions in the forums with people working for hedge funds and investment banks and still being rejected, the only factor that seems to differentiate them from everyone else is the non-top 10 school factor.

If anyone is still reading this I will still happily give invites, just be aware that unless you're part of the Doostang clique the site is rather useless. I apologize if anyone else became frustrated with this.
posted by geoff. at 11:03 AM on May 4, 2007

I wouldn't mind a joost invite if anyone's got one -- shannon@myusername

posted by at 9:24 AM on May 7, 2007

Since I commented in this thread--in a jokey fashion that expressed no particular interest in anything--the Doostang people have spammed me twice with invites to join their useless-to-me website. Clearly these "invites" aren't very hard to come by if they spamming email addresses with them--and needless to say, the spamming doesn't speak well of the business practices of this website. In closing, I'll mention the Doostang name a few more times to try and catch google's attention. Doostang, in the name of love, before you break my heart. Doostang: the other white meat.
posted by Kwine at 10:29 AM on May 7, 2007

I'd like to own up and take responsibility for including kwine on my invite list. Doostang sends an invitation after 7 days if you ignore the first one. That is the end of the e-mails. I have separate issues with the site (as outlined above). I cross-checked my invite list and it appears that everyone else I sent it to accepted the invite, meaning I didn't make any other mistakes.

I would like to reiterate that they have some issues now regarding how jobs are posted and listed, and have yet to respond to my e-mail inquiring how they select who gets to see which jobs. There are plenty of threads in the Doostang forums about whether there is any parity in inclusion, no one from the company has responded in the forums or on the Doostang blog.
posted by geoff. at 11:03 AM on May 7, 2007

For closure's sake, I'd like to apologize to geoff. (as I've already done privately) for my over-reaction above, when I did not realize that it was him and not some Doostang stooge, and also to the Doostang folks who were not, after all, spamming me with unwanted invitations. I should have figured that it was a fellow MeFite misunderstanding me rather than a faceless stranger.
posted by Kwine at 3:00 PM on May 7, 2007

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