Invite Me! September 18, 2007 12:23 PM   Subscribe

Is asking for invites to private/beta sites an inappropriate use of AskMe?

When I first saw this AskMe post yesterday, I flagged it as inappropriate because I thought it set a bad precedent. I later had second thoughts about flagging the post after reading the "any advice on getting invites for beta websites in the future would be warmly appreciated" part of the question.

But then this morning, I saw this post asking for Mint invites, and my feeling that invitation-whoring on AskMe is inappropriate was immediately rekindled.

I would think these types of requests are one of the many reasons why MetaChat exists, eh?
posted by melorama to Etiquette/Policy at 12:23 PM (7 comments total)

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:30 PM on September 18, 2007

Hm, psychic connection, eh?
posted by desjardins at 12:30 PM on September 18, 2007

I've posted "woo, I've got invites!" stuff in MeTa to mixed reception.
Posting a request in Ask is well, gauche at best.
There's some site to trade/ dispense invites, but I can't recall what it is. Maybe someone will post it and we could make it a FAQ for ask.
posted by boo_radley at 12:32 PM on September 18, 2007

posted by tehloki at 12:34 PM on September 18, 2007

They're not really questions in the ordinary sense, unless you think about it as "Will you give me an invite to this site?"

In which case, "no" is a perfectly good answer. I think maybe this could be fun.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 12:36 PM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

That Mint thing looks pretty cool.
posted by chunking express at 12:42 PM on September 18, 2007

I'll close this and keep the first one
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:49 PM on September 18, 2007

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