Help me give away my gmail invites.
June 8, 2004 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Who wants a gmail account?

I have two invites - basically I can give away two accounts since I already have one - and I don't know what to do with them. I know there's been some interest around here in getting one, so the first two people to email me (email in profile) can have one.
posted by interrobang to Computers & Internet (401 answers total)
 
(I don't expect anything in return, by the way. Not even kindness.)
posted by interrobang at 9:13 PM on June 8, 2004


I'd like one. My email is in my profile. Thanks.
posted by stet at 9:17 PM on June 8, 2004


Okay, one has been given away. Stet, if you want one, email me. I seem to need actual names.
posted by interrobang at 9:19 PM on June 8, 2004


Okay, they're both taken now. Enjoy.
posted by interrobang at 9:21 PM on June 8, 2004


I'm nils at my domain named planetkyoto with a dotcom.
Nils Ferry
posted by planetkyoto at 9:21 PM on June 8, 2004


(Sorry to those that were too late. If I had more, I'd offer them too.)
posted by interrobang at 9:23 PM on June 8, 2004


I suck.
posted by planetkyoto at 9:25 PM on June 8, 2004


Would the beneficiaries of interrobang's kindess be willing to pay it forward?
posted by ajr at 9:35 PM on June 8, 2004


I was kind of hoping that would happen, but the invites don't seem to show up automatically; supposedly, they were there when I first got the account, and then they showed up again today, seemingly in everyone's gmail account.

If they are there, though, that would be cool.
posted by interrobang at 9:39 PM on June 8, 2004


What, does every person get two invitations? I'll take one! I'll even knit you something in return. :)
posted by web-goddess at 9:41 PM on June 8, 2004


ajr: I aim to.
posted by stet at 9:42 PM on June 8, 2004


I also would be interested in one if people are keeping the love in the family. (and by "love" I mean "gmail accounts" and by "family" I mean "group of people who stay up too late and post on metafilter") Thanks.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 9:46 PM on June 8, 2004


What, does every person get two invitations?

Every person gets three, actually, but I gave one to a friend before I posted this.
posted by interrobang at 9:48 PM on June 8, 2004


All right, I'm finally ready to admit it in public -- I have a secret yearning for a gmail account so I can free myself from the tyranny of Yahoo mail.
posted by anastasiav at 9:49 PM on June 8, 2004


thanks, stet. If every person gets three invitations, we should be able to cover the active MeFi (at least those who don't already have an account) in no time. Ahh, the power of compounding. . . .
posted by ajr at 9:52 PM on June 8, 2004


Ooh, can I have one? I would be very grateful! Hotmail is no good to me.
posted by malpractice at 9:56 PM on June 8, 2004


I would gladly accept any offer of an invitation, with the intention of spreading the love. It's too late for a gmail account to mark me as a member of the cool kids club, but it'd certainly be nice to have access to mail from work.
posted by majick at 10:04 PM on June 8, 2004


i'd like to check it out. thanks.
posted by muckster at 10:14 PM on June 8, 2004


me three
posted by grumblebee at 10:19 PM on June 8, 2004


me four
posted by spork at 10:27 PM on June 8, 2004


I'll take one when it comes around, too...
posted by majcher at 10:28 PM on June 8, 2004


Er. I'll get it on the bus. I'll accept an invitation, as well.
posted by Zosia Blue at 10:28 PM on June 8, 2004


So did google recently give a bunch of invites to everyone? I checked my account today (I rarely use it) and there were 6 invites sitting there.
posted by gluechunk at 10:31 PM on June 8, 2004


majick and anastasiav, if either of you need one just email me at the address in my profile.
posted by vacapinta at 10:37 PM on June 8, 2004


I had two invites so I gave one to a friend and for kicks I thought I'd auction the other. well, the darn thing ended at $112.50! pretty absurd. I almost felt bad taking the money. ALMOST!
posted by mcsweetie at 10:38 PM on June 8, 2004


If anyone's feeling charitable, I wouldn't mind an account.

Hell, if you're not feeling charitable, I'll jump through some hoops for one. It'd help me realize the joys of my first spam-free e-mail account.
posted by Potloaf at 10:39 PM on June 8, 2004


I too must confess my secret longing for a gmail account. That said, if anyone is feeling generous my email is in my profile.
posted by darainwa at 10:48 PM on June 8, 2004


I'm late to the party, but if anyone's got an extra invite at this point, I'd love to have an account. Email's in my profile.
posted by pizzasub at 10:51 PM on June 8, 2004


likewise. I almost posted half an hour ago, but then got lazy. But...

(oh yeah, mail in profile)
posted by lkc at 10:54 PM on June 8, 2004


Don't forget people, there are sites like gmailswap.com if you're desperate and don't want to go the ebay route.
posted by gluechunk at 10:56 PM on June 8, 2004


gmailswap, of course, is operated by a fellow MeFier -- me.

(if anyone wants to help me moderate the site, please get in touch. the flood-gates opened again when all of these new invites went out.)
posted by Marquis at 11:00 PM on June 8, 2004


Well hell I'd like one too. My soon-to-be-expired email is in my profile, and I'd give back.
posted by kenko at 11:00 PM on June 8, 2004


What everybody else said. I'd love one, and I'll pay it forward fer sher.
posted by Alylex at 11:23 PM on June 8, 2004


me! me! me!

I want one!
posted by blindcarboncopy at 11:41 PM on June 8, 2004


"Hey now, guys. Look, I do not want to do anything illegal here, but I would kill somebody in front of their own momma to get a gmail account."
posted by Danelope at 12:15 AM on June 9, 2004


Count me in as six? seven? I would love an invite.

Paying it forward is a wonderful thing.
posted by karmaville at 12:18 AM on June 9, 2004


I'd like to try it out if someone is feeling generous.
posted by rudyfink at 12:40 AM on June 9, 2004


I make love for gmail
posted by mr.marx at 1:09 AM on June 9, 2004


i'd like to try one too, please? sharing is caring

i can be e-mailed at "charisma" @ the url in my profile

thanks in advance
posted by lnicole at 1:49 AM on June 9, 2004


I thought you were my goddamned friend interrobang.
posted by eastlakestandard at 8:53 AM on June 9, 2004


I'd take one and pay the invites forward, si vous plait.
posted by blueshammer at 8:56 AM on June 9, 2004


Wow, am I ever late to the thread. I'm very cute, though, if that helps.
posted by dobbs at 8:59 AM on June 9, 2004


For gmail account, I kiss you! I would love an invite.
posted by whatnot at 9:11 AM on June 9, 2004


Ha ha..what a riot here with this thread. A posted "ask" is an answer for those that want gmail while the comments are the "asking." With these invites multiplying, can we accommodate all the active members and at the same time profit the site?

Wow, am I ever late to the thread. I'm very cute, though, if that helps.
dobbs, late as obtaining a gmail account or making profit from your question while back.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:18 AM on June 9, 2004


Like gluechunk, I woke up to six invites to give away, mysteriously, and my friends who want them have them and my Mom said "no". I have a few left. AIM me at iamthebestartist.
posted by jessamyn at 9:19 AM on June 9, 2004


I will express-mail a plate of brownies for a g-mail invite.
posted by pomegranate at 9:24 AM on June 9, 2004


I'm interested, if there are any left. I would of course share alike.
posted by transient at 9:29 AM on June 9, 2004


I'll take one, sure. What have I got to lose? Requests for compensation to: armagebedar at hotmail.com

Oh, and like transient, I will definitely share the booty.
posted by armage at 9:32 AM on June 9, 2004


I'd like one too, if anyone has one left. Email in user page. And I'd share the wealth.
posted by widdershins at 9:37 AM on June 9, 2004


[stands in line behind armage]
Unable to AIM, my e-mail is thomcatspike at hotmail.com
Arrgg, will pass the booty too.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:38 AM on June 9, 2004


if the offers are still coming -- I'd love a gmail account and I would definitely pass along the good fortune. Pretty please with pankcakes and ponies on top? I emailed jessamyn, but I may be too late.
posted by Julnyes at 9:40 AM on June 9, 2004


I'd like one... will share wealth. mlr at lifeisart dot org
posted by pissfactory at 9:45 AM on June 9, 2004


same as everyone, basically - I'd love an account, and would give away any invites I got back to mefi. write me at miranda.nell "at" verizon dot net, por favor.
posted by mdn at 9:46 AM on June 9, 2004


mine are all gone, thanks for playing. Sent invites to dashiv, Julnyes, Dobbs, pomegranate, and JD whose MeFi handle I forgot.
posted by jessamyn at 9:49 AM on June 9, 2004


If they're still being handed out, I'd like an account as well--I'll pay it forward. My address is in my profile.
posted by Prospero at 9:53 AM on June 9, 2004


Will keep everyone posted on the next batch of invites!
posted by DaShiv at 9:58 AM on June 9, 2004


is anyone still spreading the goodwill? late to work, late to the thread, but think you're all beautiful sexy people and promise to propagate the kindness should this domino effect thing be for real. i would email you if i knew who to email, but in the meantime you can find my addy in my profile. . .
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:02 AM on June 9, 2004


well, now I'm at the bottom of a pretty long list, but if there're still accounts to be doled out, I'd love one :) I'll happily pay it forward, too. (address in the profile)
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:02 AM on June 9, 2004


I'd buy that for a dollar!

If I get a gmail account, I'll gladly pay it forward on mefi. Regardless of where I get it. Because you guys deserve it. jonas_miller at yahoo dot com.
posted by Jonasio at 10:06 AM on June 9, 2004


mine actual gmail account name is obvious, but i'm fairly sure quonsar@centralizedshinywidget.com would also work, at least as long as the centralized shiny widget works.
posted by quonsar at 10:09 AM on June 9, 2004


If there are any left, I'd love one too, and I'll "pay it forward" of course. emanuel at epiphyte dot ca
posted by Emanuel at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2004


I'm interested in seeing a GMail account in action as well. Though I realize I'm tacked on at the bottom of the list here, I too would be more than willing to put my invites back into the MeFi "pot" as it were.

dave (at) machinechicago (dot) com -- Thanks!
posted by aladfar at 10:17 AM on June 9, 2004


It's like a pyramid scheme, but less crappy. I guess I'm too late to join the party? If not, my email is in my profile...
posted by Orange Goblin at 10:19 AM on June 9, 2004


Another gmail wannahave. I would be delighted to have a gmail account, and would pay it forward, here or at gmailswap.com. You decide. Email is in my profile.
posted by theora55 at 10:20 AM on June 9, 2004


I can't really offer much of anything, but would love a gmail account. I rpomise to pay it forward to other MeFites. chengg (at) umich dot edu
posted by gyc at 10:35 AM on June 9, 2004


I have a couple more to give away. Send an email to mathowie at gmail and I'll see if I can hook you up.
posted by mathowie at 10:37 AM on June 9, 2004


Who wants a gmail account?

I do, I do. Anyone willing to help a fashionably late brotha out?

AIM: TheTomHarrison
E-mail: thetomharrison@hotmail.com
posted by tomorama at 10:38 AM on June 9, 2004


I have one (1) invite left. email me if ya wannit
posted by gravelshoes at 10:50 AM on June 9, 2004


thank you to the mefi-anonymous person who just hooked me up!!!
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:51 AM on June 9, 2004


If people are still looking to get rid of them, I'd love one.
Email in profile.
Woo.
posted by adamkempa at 10:53 AM on June 9, 2004


all gone.
posted by mathowie at 11:02 AM on June 9, 2004


Oh geez, I'm so late, but if anyone's still giving them away, I'd love one (email's in my profile). And I'd pay it forward, like all good Mefites.
posted by lychee at 11:03 AM on June 9, 2004


OOoh. Ooh. I'd like one. Please.

Pretty please?

I'll forward world peace? Discover a cure for the modern cold?

I'll pay it forward too. I'm not cute or anything. Not that it matters.
TIA.
email also in profile.
posted by filmgeek at 11:07 AM on June 9, 2004


Thanks, gravelshoes!
posted by Emanuel at 11:09 AM on June 9, 2004


I don't get it.

I started my gmail account a few weeks ago, and today got another invite.

However, I cannot sign up for a second a/c - eg, for my daughter. Gmail knows i have one - I have to give it my blogger details.

So how do you guys get valid extra invites? Hmmm?
posted by dash_slot- at 11:16 AM on June 9, 2004


If anybody wants to give me one I would ever so muchly appreciate it. I promise not to sell them on eBay (even though I'm an unemployed college student :P) and I will pay it forward. sonatine at exitseraphim dot org.
posted by calistasm at 11:17 AM on June 9, 2004


Thanks to everyone who offered me one -- you all rule. I promise to pay it forward if I get the chance!! Thank you Thank you Thank you...

now if only I can find the person who took anastasiav ahead of me.... *sigh*
posted by anastasiav at 11:17 AM on June 9, 2004


I have a few invites. email me if you are interested, meagans at gmail
posted by mmm at 11:18 AM on June 9, 2004


Oh fucking fuckedy fuck! After 78 comments is when I see this thread?????

Capo, you were supposed to be my soul mate!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Ahem.
Better now.

I'm trying to think of something suitably grovelicious, but nothing comes to mind....
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:22 AM on June 9, 2004


Darn! Also late to work, late to the thread! Of all days...

Would someone be kind enough to send me an invite? I am a big proponent of paying things forward, as well as repaying favors.

Email is in my profile. A thousand and one thank you's...
posted by vignettist at 11:25 AM on June 9, 2004


all gone
posted by mmm at 11:31 AM on June 9, 2004


I've handed out my three today (and two previously) already, but as I have no more friends or family who would care about Gmail, the next invites I get will go to MeFites.
posted by emelenjr at 11:33 AM on June 9, 2004


I'm so uncool I had to google to find out wtf gmail was. But now I know, I want an account badly. Also I'm English, so I need all the sympathy I can get. If anyone can help I'd be most profuse in my thanks. Email is in my profile.
posted by squealy at 11:51 AM on June 9, 2004


Gimme some!!!
posted by ttrendel at 11:58 AM on June 9, 2004


Hopefully as people get invites, they'll go down the list, and we can do this in an orderly fashion.

...but being that this is MetaFilter, that's about as likely as Ronald Reagan getting up during the funereal procession and dancing a jig. On his casket.

But I can dream, can't I?
posted by armage at 12:06 PM on June 9, 2004


I would elect Gmail as the best product deployment ever.

This is insane.
posted by sleslie at 12:11 PM on June 9, 2004


Hopefully as people get invites, they'll go down the list, and we can do this in an orderly fashion.

...but being that this is MetaFilter, that's about as likely as Ronald Reagan waking up during the funeral procession. And dancing a jig. On his own casket.

But I can dream, can't I? ;-)
posted by armage at 12:11 PM on June 9, 2004


Wow, sorry for the double-post. I'm not as stupid as I act, really...
posted by armage at 12:12 PM on June 9, 2004


Perhaps those who get them can either use their gmail address in their profile or put a note in their profile saying they got one, so people can easily figure out who to send their invites to.

(thanks mmm)
posted by transient at 12:16 PM on June 9, 2004


as soon as I get some invites -- I'll post here.

Jessamyn is the bestest person in the whole wide world.
posted by Julnyes at 12:16 PM on June 9, 2004


I'm close to the top of the list and I haven't had an invite, armage, so I don't think it's going to happen. It's all a bit like Willy Wonka's golden tickets, but without the Oompa Loompas. Yes.
posted by malpractice at 12:23 PM on June 9, 2004


I just realized that my email address wasn't in my profile. It is now. I am officially a dumbass. I'm ready for my gmail, Mr. DeMille.
posted by majcher at 12:23 PM on June 9, 2004


Okay, I'd love anyone who helped this brother out. I promise to pass the love forward. And unlike Orkut (thanks for those invites all) I'll actually use gmail for good.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:31 PM on June 9, 2004


I would love a GMail account, if anyone is feeling particularly generous. Thanks! (info in profile)
posted by ruwan at 12:35 PM on June 9, 2004


me five....thousand?
or am i going to go mad reloading this thread, pouncing on the next soul confessing to accepting invites?

scout's honour: one invitation will go to a longtime friend but the rest will be paid forward.
posted by myopicman at 12:41 PM on June 9, 2004


Not to feel left out: can I have one? Pretty please, with ice cream and a cherry on top?

a_mayerson (a t) yahoo (d o t) com.

Thanks, and all invites go to any remaining mefites since everyone I know hasn't a clue what gmail is.
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 12:47 PM on June 9, 2004


I'm interested to see the interface that I've heard such rave reviews about. If people have invites going spare, add me to the list of wannabes.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:47 PM on June 9, 2004


And, per chance, any Gmail accounts are unaccounted for, I will gladly take one and promise not to stab Haley Joel Osment to death if I get one.
email: brittp at mac dot com
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:59 PM on June 9, 2004


I'll hand some out as soon as I get them.

Thanks mmm!

Mmm, mmm...[/homer]
posted by pizzasub at 1:01 PM on June 9, 2004


I would like one too please, and will spread the love, of course. Email is in profile.
posted by Snyder at 1:02 PM on June 9, 2004


I have invites, email me @ profile if interested.
posted by contessa at 1:04 PM on June 9, 2004


Ok, now that I've reminded myself to check askme more frequently from now on, I'd like to add my name to the long list. I'll promise to share, of course.
email in profile.
posted by Zetetics at 1:17 PM on June 9, 2004


Oh fucking fuckedy fuck! After 78 comments is when I see this thread?????

Capo, you were supposed to be my soul mate!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


Sorry Helcat I just gave all mine away to others in this thread. I would have given you one but you never write me anymore...*sniff*

(actually, email me. gmail invites have been flowing like water over in you-know-where)
posted by vacapinta at 1:25 PM on June 9, 2004


this gmail... is it as refreshing as PepsiBlue?
posted by matteo at 1:25 PM on June 9, 2004


Me too!!! All my remaining invites will also go to mefites since I don't have any friends.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:25 PM on June 9, 2004


Am I too late? Please? (Email in profile)
posted by rtimmel at 1:33 PM on June 9, 2004


this gmail... is it as refreshing as PepsiBlue?

I heard it vibrates.
posted by pizzasub at 1:36 PM on June 9, 2004


OK I have no more invites, they're all dispersed happily thru the mefi community (sorry to all I couldn't invite).
posted by contessa at 1:40 PM on June 9, 2004


dispersed very happily indeed! contessa, you rule! thank you SO very much!

i'm coming right back here as soon as i get some invites... i'm so excited i haven't logged in yet!

yes, my friends are seeing my true geek colors now and shaking their heads in shame
posted by lnicole at 1:51 PM on June 9, 2004


*bats eyelashes at lnicole*
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:55 PM on June 9, 2004


contessa. You're my new favourite ever MeFite. Thank you.

I'll be back too.
posted by squealy at 1:57 PM on June 9, 2004


What lnicole and squealy said - thank you contessa! *throws flowers* I will pass it on once I work out how.
posted by malpractice at 1:59 PM on June 9, 2004


I have a few left, if anyone shows up late.
posted by milovoo at 2:00 PM on June 9, 2004


Nice addy, milovoo - hope you're checking it! ; )
posted by widdershins at 2:11 PM on June 9, 2004


i want one please, please, please, please, please, please, please... and i am not above begging.
posted by alicila at 2:13 PM on June 9, 2004


i'm late. i'd like whatever's left, pleeeease.
posted by casarkos at 2:14 PM on June 9, 2004


I have to hand it to google's marketing people. This is the best product release ever. I like to think I never fall for this kinda stuff, but here I am, wearing out my refresh button and checking my email every two minutes.

milovoo, I also just emailed you.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:15 PM on June 9, 2004


Oh, heck! that's a lot of requests. None left.
posted by milovoo at 2:15 PM on June 9, 2004


Oh well, thanks for thinking of the mefites, milovoo. I'm still grateful. Hopefully as people cycle through gmail's server they'll post here and continue passing the favor around. Hanging out in this thread has given me a good excuse to hang in my office, looking busy, on what is otherwise a slow day.

*continues rearranging the bookshelves*
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:23 PM on June 9, 2004


i think i have one or two left as well.

i'm willing to trade one for a sit-down portfolio review with a good art director in the CA, bay area.
posted by th3ph17 at 2:23 PM on June 9, 2004


Well, one bonus of this particular melee is that it lets me gauge just exactly how out-of-the-loop I really am!

Keen.

Anyone got spares? aramaic ( a t ) dissolved dot com

I can pay forward too....
posted by aramaic at 2:25 PM on June 9, 2004


milovoo, you rock!!! Going to register now...
posted by widdershins at 2:29 PM on June 9, 2004


I'll trade one for a filepile account....
posted by keswick at 2:30 PM on June 9, 2004


Thank you milovoo! /me strokes his gmail account
posted by Orange Goblin at 2:32 PM on June 9, 2004


Filepile? Are you serious? or are you just joking around?
posted by milovoo at 2:33 PM on June 9, 2004


Anything left? Anyone? Bueller?
posted by aramaic at 2:46 PM on June 9, 2004


Knock, knock.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:52 PM on June 9, 2004


Who's there? a gmail account for ttrendel AT indiana.edu??
posted by ttrendel at 2:55 PM on June 9, 2004


Isn't that the big sooper sekrit website that doesn't take sign-ups anymore? First rule of filepile is there is no filepile, etc, etc, etc?
posted by keswick at 2:59 PM on June 9, 2004


thanks to milovoo i have an account ;).
so far i have no link to invite anyone else, but as soon as i do i will give it out to someone on mefi. i keep checking but i'm not sure how or when i will qualify for the invites.
posted by alicila at 3:02 PM on June 9, 2004


[Takes a number at the gmail deli counter and patiently waits...]

rowell at sotto dot org
posted by rowell at 3:02 PM on June 9, 2004


If anyone has a spare invite just lying about...

metafilta at additiverich dot com

(yep -- "filta" not "filter")
posted by John Shaft at 3:07 PM on June 9, 2004


Maybe we should start a group for the desperate inviteless souls among us. We can wreak bloody revenge upon our oppressors, or maybe just sit around and drink too much while posting far far far too many pleas for an account....

[hope springs eternal: aramaic at dissolved dot com]
posted by aramaic at 3:07 PM on June 9, 2004


Jessamyn certainly is the bestest person in the whole wide world. I'm the JD whose username she could not recall, and I will be happy to pass along any invitations that I recieve.
posted by amarynth at 3:08 PM on June 9, 2004


So what's the best way to go about this? If we just hold forth in this one thread will there be enough visibility to be noticed by those with accounts? It'd be nice to have gmail.whores.metafilter.com, but I doubt that'll come down the pipe anytime soon. So, I hope people will keep checking this thread.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:12 PM on June 9, 2004


Trade an invite for an iPod or a 512 CF card. Yes, I'm a capitalist whore.
posted by keswick at 3:14 PM on June 9, 2004


Keswick: I'll trade one for a filepile account....

Hey, just last month you said: "So who do I have to blow to get a filepile account?"

I think my first impression was right, you're just messing with the nice folks.
posted by milovoo at 3:15 PM on June 9, 2004


Actually, no, I have 2 Gmail invites up for grabs. I want a filepile account for one. Or cheap consumer electronics. Gimme, gimme, gimmee.
posted by keswick at 3:17 PM on June 9, 2004


Oh, I see. I read that wrong. There should be clearer transitives for this kind of thing.
posted by milovoo at 3:20 PM on June 9, 2004


So far I've got the following desperate souls waiting, listed in no particular order, except for the fact that I put myself first:

myself (aramaic)
elwoodwiles
ttrendel
rowell
John Shaft
casarkos
rtimmel
zetetics
pizzasub
AmaAyeRrsOonN
strangeleftydoublethink

...if I missed someone, it's because I thought you were already set. Some of you might want to put your current email in your profile...
posted by aramaic at 3:25 PM on June 9, 2004


I'd like one too!
posted by TuxHeDoh at 3:27 PM on June 9, 2004


Thanks for doing that, aramaic.
posted by ttrendel at 3:29 PM on June 9, 2004


Here you go, armage and elwoodwiles. Because I am the sort of dork that does this sort of thing; requests for an account, in the order requested, minus those who have posted that they've now received invitations.

For those of you who have promised to pay it forward, get your karma here.

planetkyoto
ajr
web-goddess
freshgroundpepper
muckster
grumblebee
spork
majcher
Zosia Blue
Potloaf

darainwa
lkc
kenko
alylex
blindcarboncopy
Danelope
karmaville
rudyfink
mr.marx
eastlakestandard

blueshammer
whatnot
armage
thomcatspike
pissfactory
mdn
prospero
GeekAnimator
Jonasio
aladfar

theora55
gyc
tomorama
adamkempa
filmgeek
calistasm
Cunning Linguist
vignettist
ttrendal
elwoodwiles

ruwan
myopicman
AmaAyeRrsOonn
jacquilynne
strangeleftydoublethink
snyder
zetetics
rtimmel
casarkos
aramaic

rowell
John Shaft
posted by vignettist at 3:31 PM on June 9, 2004


Sorry, aramaic, missed it on preview.
posted by vignettist at 3:32 PM on June 9, 2004


vignettist = teh rule
posted by aramaic at 3:32 PM on June 9, 2004


mememememe :(
posted by precocious at 3:38 PM on June 9, 2004


Does anybody know what to do if you get more invitations that you need? I got one last night through Gmail Swap yet I think some kind MeFier sent me an invite before I could take myself off the list. If I just don't respond to it, does that mean it goes back to them and they can use it to somebody else? Or can I just forward the e-mail on to some other deserving person?
posted by web-goddess at 3:38 PM on June 9, 2004


Ooh, I shouldn't be on vignettist's list. Just so you know.
posted by web-goddess at 3:39 PM on June 9, 2004


vignettist: Thank you for organizing the request list. Good job.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:40 PM on June 9, 2004


Does anybody know what to do if you get more invitations that you need? I got one last night through Gmail Swap yet I think some kind MeFier sent me an invite before I could take myself off the list. If I just don't respond to it, does that mean it goes back to them and they can use it to somebody else? Or can I just forward the e-mail on to some other deserving person?

The latter. Forward that email. Anyone can use that generated URL to create a new gmail account.
posted by vacapinta at 3:57 PM on June 9, 2004


*Bows humbly, cheeks red from receiving kudos for being a dork*

Nothing to see here people, move along.
posted by vignettist at 3:59 PM on June 9, 2004


My understanding, based on almost nothing, is that once the invite has been sent, it is out of your hands. On my end, I see a link at the top of my gmail inbox that says "invite a friend" Clicking that sends me to a page where I have to enter a firstname/lastname combo and an email address with the option to add a personalized message and then the folks at gmail email out an invite to that person with a link they click to sign up. That's it. One of the reasons it's tough to hand out gmail accounts in this AskMe fashion is that if, say, me and mathowie both send you an invite at the same time, you can accept them both, but you can't accept one invite and return the other one, though you may be able to pass it on [looks like yes according to vacapinta]. So, in order to maximize usefulness, there needs to be some sort of way to make sure that an invite isn't sent to someone who already got one. I leave it to you fine people to figure out what that mechanism should be.
posted by jessamyn at 4:03 PM on June 9, 2004


Might as well toss in my request as well, since my university email will stop working soon.

wawrzyne at uiuc dot edu
posted by Pockets at 4:10 PM on June 9, 2004


I asked the fellas at Gmail. As long as the double invitee doesn't click on both URLs in the emails you sent, the extra URL can be sent to anyone to redeem.
posted by keswick at 4:18 PM on June 9, 2004


jessamyn, also if you are the inviter, you can see the email that was 'sent' with the link inside in your sentbox.

So, if you change your mind or sent it to the wrong email etc. you can, as the inviter, re-purpose that email as well..
posted by vacapinta at 4:23 PM on June 9, 2004


Someone (not on mefi) actually tried to invite me yesterday, and the invite has yet to show up in my box. I trust that he really sent it. He was speculating that maybe I haven't gotten it because google was putting a delay on the invites the way that they put a delay on orkut invites a while back. But this thread makes me doubt that theory.

Can anyone verify that they received an invite at a yahoo email address, recently, soon after it was sent?
posted by bingo at 4:29 PM on June 9, 2004


OK, i gues i have 3 (just seen the invites).

So 1 for my girl, 2 for grabs. Email me.

Why don't y'all have one anyway, don't you blog?
posted by dash_slot- at 4:34 PM on June 9, 2004


I have one invite going spare. My price is a good deed for a complete stranger, payable on your own honour. My email is in my profile.
posted by Blue Stone at 4:35 PM on June 9, 2004


The updated list:

planetkyoto
freshgroundpepper
muckster
grumblebee
spork
majcher
Zosia Blue
Potloaf

darainwa
lkc
kenko
alylex
blindcarboncopy
Danelope
karmaville
rudyfink
mr.marx
eastlakestandard

blueshammer
whatnot
armage
thomcatspike
pissfactory
mdn
prospero
GeekAnimator
Jonasio
aladfar

theora55
gyc
tomorama
adamkempa
filmgeek
calistasm
Cunning Linguist
vignettist
ttrendal
elwoodwiles

ruwan
myopicman
AmaAyeRrsOonn
jacquilynne
strangeleftydoublethink
snyder
zetetics
rtimmel
casarkos
aramaic

rowell
John Shaft
pockets
posted by ajr at 4:37 PM on June 9, 2004


At a uk Yahoo address yes bingo. I can't speak for your crazy system.
posted by squealy at 4:37 PM on June 9, 2004


bingo, it is known that invites sent to yahoo have been going into the bulkmail folder. have you checked there?

if not, as i mentioned above, have them look in their sent box and re-send that email to another address or just cut-paste the url for you into IM :)

*dont ask how i know all this*
posted by vacapinta at 4:39 PM on June 9, 2004


Can anyone verify that they received an invite at a yahoo email address, recently, soon after it was sent?

According to this, the invite might have ended up in your spam folder.
posted by gyc at 4:40 PM on June 9, 2004


Guys, if you've got a Gmail account to spare, my e-mail is in my profile page. I'd appreciate it a lot, thanks!
posted by kchristidis at 4:49 PM on June 9, 2004


likewise, i'd love to jump onboard. my email is, as to be expected, in my profile. thanks all for this gush of kindness!
posted by moonbird at 5:03 PM on June 9, 2004


Would love one too from a MeFite. alongdecember at comcast dot net. No FilePile to offer, all I have is lowly Metafilter and maybe a Slashdot name sitting around somewhere.
posted by ALongDecember at 5:05 PM on June 9, 2004


My invite is gone now.
posted by Blue Stone at 5:11 PM on June 9, 2004


Blue Stone is my hero. Years from now, I'll tell my grandkids all about the great Blue Stone and why Blue Stone will always be the greatest man on Earth. In other words, thanks for the Gmail invite.

*goes off to do a good dead for a complete stranger*
posted by gyc at 5:15 PM on June 9, 2004


*goes off to do a good dead for a complete stranger*

Would they be grateful dead afterwards, I wonder?
posted by malpractice at 5:23 PM on June 9, 2004


I don't recall asking for altruistic proxy-necrophila, for a gmail account. OMG! WTF?
posted by Blue Stone at 5:29 PM on June 9, 2004


*jumping on board about 100 comments too late*
I also would love to share the wealth if I get an invite (addy or screename in profile)
posted by jmd82 at 5:39 PM on June 9, 2004


If there are still any invites looking for a good home, let me know!
posted by cbrody at 5:52 PM on June 9, 2004


Why don't y'all have one anyway, don't you blog?

My blog (two posts; mainly a dump for ridiculous memoirs as I remember them/have the time to write and post them) was probably not active enough to receive the Blogger invite.

In any case, if the pay-it-forward vibe is still running fresh through everyone's pants, I can be reached at "rsuave at bak dot rr dot com", or RSuave34 on AIM.

I wish I had something cool to trade for this. The only thing of marginal value that I'm willing to give away is a copy of The Beatles' "Help!" on DVD. Other than that, I'm your average writer who used to pen a good deal of mediocre erotica before deciding that there were only a limited number of creative ways to write "He stuck his penis into her vagina and she was all like 'Oh, God!'".
posted by Potloaf at 6:08 PM on June 9, 2004


Um, who needs creative?
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:11 PM on June 9, 2004


aside: wow, this frenzy is insane! hope it's worth it for y'all :)
posted by elphTeq at 6:16 PM on June 9, 2004


Good point, CunningLinguist.
posted by Potloaf at 6:17 PM on June 9, 2004


While there is a popular and light-hearted thread active, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell mdn and y6y6y6 that I've tried to email them both a few times lately and the email addresses on their profiles are bouncing my emails back to me. So, you guys either don't like me, or you should check that shit out (or both).
posted by bingo at 6:17 PM on June 9, 2004


::shuffles through the harlequin website for jobs::
posted by Potloaf at 6:17 PM on June 9, 2004


Wow, this will teach me to log in earlier in the day, I guess. I would also like an account and would be very grateful. :) [litlnemo at slumberland.seattle.wa.us]
posted by litlnemo at 6:18 PM on June 9, 2004


Please take my name off the request list.
posted by eastlakestandard at 6:51 PM on June 9, 2004


Y'all can take my name off the request list. I got an invite from another source and I will most definitely give away any invites I receive.
posted by calistasm at 7:04 PM on June 9, 2004


I'd like one! If anyone would be willing to email me (address is in my profile), I'd be very grateful and willing to pay it forward!
posted by gd779 at 7:31 PM on June 9, 2004


I'm very late to this party, but I have two invites left to give away. E-mail's in the profile. *sniff* i love you guys...
posted by PrinceValium at 7:38 PM on June 9, 2004


I would love one, too! Would pay forward, of course.
cyniczny AT yahoo DOT com
posted by cyniczny at 7:50 PM on June 9, 2004


Gone in 14 minutes!
posted by PrinceValium at 7:53 PM on June 9, 2004


I got one left. Email me at jopreacher at gmail dot com
posted by jopreacher at 7:57 PM on June 9, 2004


I'd like to add my domino to the row in case this thing ever falls all the way to me - jason (at) hammond (dot) net

I would donate any invites I subsequently receive to homeless people because obviously these things are more important than food, shelter and warm clothing.
posted by Jaybo at 8:00 PM on June 9, 2004


Can I put down for one of these? Hotmail kind of sucks. Thanks.
posted by dydecker at 8:07 PM on June 9, 2004


Are they still inviting bloggers?
posted by theora55 at 8:43 PM on June 9, 2004


vacapinta, right you are. The invite was in my bulk folder. Count me among the happy. Unfortunately, no invite opportunities have even graced my inbox yet.
posted by bingo at 8:53 PM on June 9, 2004


For those still looking, this might provide an opportunity to really pay it forward. . . .
posted by ajr at 8:54 PM on June 9, 2004


I would looooove a gmail account. Please? I'll be your best friend... wendy at webeck dot net.
posted by bendy at 9:23 PM on June 9, 2004


I'd love one :) curator at musaeum dot org - would share the love, etc.
posted by carter at 10:00 PM on June 9, 2004


Hey. The updated list didn't include me. *sob* (I asked two posts after it.) If anyone's actually using the list and manages to get down to where I'm supposed to be, don't forget me!
posted by precocious at 10:44 PM on June 9, 2004


Me, Me, Me! Can I get in on this G-mail Love-fest thing?

I'd love a G-mail account.
posted by muckybob at 11:26 PM on June 9, 2004


...Belatedly, I wonder if there's some way to track the propagation of gmail accounts, and whether that's behind the whole invitation process.
posted by precocious at 11:27 PM on June 9, 2004


I wonder the same. Incidentally, I got my gmail account about 10 hours ago and I haven't been given the option to invite others yet. Maybe there will be no more invitations for some time?
posted by malpractice at 11:54 PM on June 9, 2004


I'd like one, if we're still playing the game - aps (at) 51079.me.uk - thanks
posted by ascullion at 1:34 AM on June 10, 2004


i'd also like one.....email : matt.rutherford at btinternet.com
posted by mattr at 2:15 AM on June 10, 2004




If this is still going--one good procedure might be that, if you're on the list, you already have a gmail account, and you receive a spare invite, then you should just forward that invite to the person immediately beneath you on the list.
posted by Prospero at 5:30 AM on June 10, 2004


I hereby nominate myself as yet another user in desperate need of a gmail account. If you have a spare account then give me a shout, my email is in my profile.

also: I like Prospero`s idea.
posted by urban greeting at 6:34 AM on June 10, 2004


I no longer need an account, thanks to a Good Samaritan. :) Thanks!

(Can't pay it forward yet, though... no invites in my inbox.)
posted by litlnemo at 6:38 AM on June 10, 2004


I have some to share. Let me know if you need to be hooked up (email in profile).
posted by found missing at 6:50 AM on June 10, 2004


Thank you so much found missing! You can take me off the list. I will definitely be spreding the love once I get any invites.
posted by ttrendel at 7:31 AM on June 10, 2004


Thanks, found missing--please remove me from the list. And when I get invites I'll set people up.
posted by Prospero at 7:42 AM on June 10, 2004


Many thanks to found missing for the hook-up. Let's keep this up!
posted by armage at 7:50 AM on June 10, 2004


Much thanks to jopreacher.
I haven't received invites to pass on yet but I'll be back when I do.
posted by Zetetics at 7:55 AM on June 10, 2004


I've had an account for a little while now - a week, maybe? - yet I have received no invites to offer. Anyone have any idea how the referrals are doled out (or at least how how long it took for you to receive yours?)

Man, it's going to be wild when you can get an account without this artificial scarcity. It'll be like they suddenly made cigarettes legal. Err, wait a sec...
posted by Sinner at 8:58 AM on June 10, 2004


Okay, this is the list of requests after the overnight updates. And if anyone is feeling generous this morning, I've not yet received an invite - my email is in my profile.

planetkyoto
freshgroundpepper
muckster
grumblebee
spork
majcher
Zosia Blue
Potloaf
darainwa
lkc

kenko
alylex
blindcarboncopy
Danelope
karmaville
rudyfink
mr.marx
blueshammer
whatnot
thomcatspike

pissfactory
mdn
GeekAnimator
Jonasio
aladfar
theora55
tomorama
adamkempa
filmgeek
Cunning Linguist

vignettist
elwoodwiles
ruwan
myopicman
AmaAyeRrsOonn
jacquilynne
strangeleftydoublethink
snyder
rtimmel
casarkos

aramaic
rowell
John Shaft
TuxHeDoh
precocious
Pockets
kchristidis
moonbird
ALongDecember
jmd82

cbrody
gd779
cyniczny
jaybo
dydecker
bendy
muckybob
ascullion
urban greeting
posted by vignettist at 8:59 AM on June 10, 2004


"The List" doesn't seem to make much mind, since it looks like a lot of people are going the "email me if you want one" route, and not working down the list.
posted by kenko at 9:16 AM on June 10, 2004


vignettist, you forgot mattr. Also I just wanted to say that everyone has given accounts to fellow MeFites seriously rock!
posted by riffola at 9:18 AM on June 10, 2004


Sorry to circumvent the list, but for me the email method has proven much more efficient. Still have some love to share.
posted by found missing at 9:52 AM on June 10, 2004


once i get some invite privileges, i promise to invite the most disruptive among you. auditions begin now!
posted by quonsar at 10:04 AM on June 10, 2004


found missing, you rock!
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 10:08 AM on June 10, 2004


Doh! Two more things:

Yahoo mail does indeed throw your invite into the bulk mail folder, so beware.

Also, I no longer need to be on the list.

As soon as I get invites, I'll pass 'em along.
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 10:12 AM on June 10, 2004


I have 1 more to give away--apparently they let you invite more people in after a while has passed.

should i use this list? or let the first 1 to email me at:
amberglowATgmail.com?
posted by amberglow at 10:28 AM on June 10, 2004


ok..all gone... : >
posted by amberglow at 10:42 AM on June 10, 2004


My apologies to mattr for the oversight.

Seems that kenko/found missing are right about the "email me if you want one" method working, I won't waste the space/everybody's time updating the list again.
posted by vignettist at 10:51 AM on June 10, 2004


Take me off the list!

Have I mentioned lately this place rocks?


I will be back to this thread when I get allowed to invite.
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:02 AM on June 10, 2004


Big big props to kokogiak, who was kind enough to send me an invite. Thank you! I promise not to use it for eeeevviiiilllll.

Also big props to malpractice, for pledging to send me an invite when one becomes available. Please pass that one to another deserving Mefite!

And of course, the promise to pay it forward still stands.
posted by vignettist at 11:12 AM on June 10, 2004


You didn't waste anyone's time vignettist. But it does appear the email route is the easiest way to distribute the goodies. I'm glad you got the gmail account for all the effort you put in on other peoples' behalf.
posted by squealy at 11:25 AM on June 10, 2004


Still here!

If you've got a Gmail invite to spare, my e-mail is listed in my profile, thanks for your time!
posted by kchristidis at 12:43 PM on June 10, 2004


Me me me!

Is it too late, is it beneath one dignity to grovel?

Pleeeeeeeaaaaaase!
posted by Fat Buddha at 1:26 PM on June 10, 2004


Take me off the list - gmail swap came through! I offered home-made curry powder, so it's kind of a fun exchange. Sadly, googleslut@@@gmail.com was not available. kidding I'll pay it forward when/if I can.
posted by theora55 at 1:33 PM on June 10, 2004


Thanks, found missing!
posted by kenko at 2:11 PM on June 10, 2004


I am willing to *cough* trade a song for a gmail account.

Yes, a real song. Composed entirely for (or about a topic chosen by) the person who gives me one!

If songs aren't your thing, I also do arty letters, stories and poetry, community service, and web design, take your pick!

I'm not desperate, really.

I'll also pay it forward! :D
posted by precocious at 6:05 PM on June 10, 2004


Those able to pay it forward, please do so through me, and rest assured that I will do the same with others.

pedro at pealco dot net

Thank you.
posted by pealco at 6:09 PM on June 10, 2004


i've got two invites, email me at the addy on my profile.
posted by eastlakestandard at 7:03 PM on June 10, 2004


Eastlakestandard rocks. Thank you, pal!
posted by kchristidis at 7:34 PM on June 10, 2004


i've one left.
posted by th3ph17 at 7:40 PM on June 10, 2004


is there an update to the list?

elwood, your e-mail address doesn't work
posted by lnicole at 7:47 PM on June 10, 2004


Did I show up late for this party or WHAT?
posted by wendell at 8:16 PM on June 10, 2004


Take me off the list, ok plz tnx. Eastlakestandard is the bomb.

Alas, now I'm stuck trying to choose. Potloaf, or rmcowen? rmcowen or Potloaf? GODDAMNIT I HATE CHOICE FUCK YOU EASTLAKESTANDARD FUCK YOU FOREVER.

Note: When I say "Fuck You", what I'm really saying is "Thanks a bunch; this is the best gift that I've ever gotten from a complete stranger, and if you ever want help packing your house, burying a body, or writing the Great American Novel, I'm totally on it". :)
posted by Potloaf at 8:27 PM on June 10, 2004


...I'm still looking for an invite...(sob)...
posted by aramaic at 8:42 PM on June 10, 2004


freshgroundpepper: I don't see your email address anywhere. Send me an e-mail and an invite is yours. (guanyao at gmail)

I'm just going down the latest list. Oh and since I just signed up yesterday, you guys that have signed up recently might also have a few invites available.
posted by gyc at 9:06 PM on June 10, 2004


one available. applicant must promise to pay it forward.
posted by BentPenguin at 9:43 PM on June 10, 2004


wow that was quick.
posted by BentPenguin at 9:50 PM on June 10, 2004


Thanks BentPenguin! Yeah I'm a refresher....
posted by ALongDecember at 9:53 PM on June 10, 2004


gyc - how do you know when you have invites to send out? It''s been over a day now - is Google dishing them out randomly or is there something I should be doing?
posted by malpractice at 1:28 AM on June 11, 2004


The biggest thank you in the history of thank you's to Squealy!
posted by Fat Buddha at 2:34 AM on June 11, 2004


Can I still get on the "list?" Is anyone feeling generous right about now? Would recycle...
posted by AwkwardPause at 2:53 AM on June 11, 2004


Thanks to MeFite Gen for sending me an invite, and I've already started giving out mine.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:02 AM on June 11, 2004


The list hasn't been updated for a while, so I'll do it this way--I now have invites to give away. E-mail me at the address in my profile if you're interested. (Recipients must pay it forward to other MeFites.)
posted by Prospero at 5:55 AM on June 11, 2004


Got one spare here too. Email in profile.
posted by squealy at 6:14 AM on June 11, 2004


It's gone. Happy hunting.
posted by squealy at 6:19 AM on June 11, 2004


I'm now out of invites as well.
posted by Prospero at 6:21 AM on June 11, 2004


MetaFilter always supplies us with the best things. I'll be sure to return to this thread as soon as I get some invites of my own to hand out.
posted by satisam at 6:24 AM on June 11, 2004


I've got invites!

Email is in my profile.
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 6:37 AM on June 11, 2004


Alas, my invites are gone.
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 6:43 AM on June 11, 2004


Dang!
posted by aramaic at 6:44 AM on June 11, 2004


Cheers AmaAyeRrsOonN. Like the governor of california I fully intend to return (with invites in hand)
posted by urban greeting at 6:51 AM on June 11, 2004


I'm late to the game, but I wouldn't mind having one. Unfortunately, I've got nothing of value to trade, unless you want a guest GM for a Rolemaster game.
posted by Irontom at 6:56 AM on June 11, 2004


Me, too, please.

dukebloo AT yahoo.com

Let the good kharma roll. Will spread the love forward.
posted by Dukebloo at 7:15 AM on June 11, 2004


Here's a most recent list, updated from both this thread and the thread in the blue and alphabetized. I've removed people with gmail addresses in their profiles, or who have confirmed here that they have invitations already. Most have email addresses in their profiles, those that don't, if you search for their user names on this page, they probably gave them in the thread.

If you're on this list, and don't need an invite anymore, drop me an email at jacquilynne at gmail (yay) dot com. You can leave out the (yay). If you're on the list and you receive more than one invitation, please forward your extra invitation to the next person on the list.

I'll try to keep an updated list on my profile page.

adamkempa
aladfar
alongdecember
alylex
aramaic
ascullion
awkwardpause
backwardshatclub
bendy
blindcarboncopy
blueshammer
carter
casarkos
cbrody
cyniczny
danelope
darainwa
dukebloo
dydecker
elwoodwiles
esoterica
filmgeek
gd779
geekanimator
grod
grumblebee
gyc
hughbot
jaybo
jmd82
joedan
john shaft
jonasio
karmaville
kchristidis
kenko
konolia
lkc
lychee
majick
mattr
mdn
moonbird
mr.marx
muckster
muckybob
myopicman
pissfactory
pizzasub
planetkyoto
pockets
precocious
prospero
reklaw
rowell
rtimmel
rudyfink
ruwan
seanyboy
snyder
spork
stet
theora55
thomcatspike
tuxhedo
urban greeting
whatnot
zosia
posted by jacquilynne at 8:12 AM on June 11, 2004


Wow, I guess I'm really late. If anyone has any more invites, please send me one: brian AT bshort.com
posted by bshort at 8:12 AM on June 11, 2004


I'd love to be on the invite list (sarudy at yahoo dot com).
posted by Karmakaze at 8:24 AM on June 11, 2004


woke up to lots of email....invite gone.
posted by th3ph17 at 8:31 AM on June 11, 2004


I've two to spare. First two to email me (my mefi username at gmail) get one.
posted by prolific at 9:47 AM on June 11, 2004


If someone were to be kind enough to send an invite to the address in my profile, I promise that not only will I stop spreading all those rumors about you, I'll even tell everyone that they were (mostly) untrue. Deal?
posted by cryosis at 10:09 AM on June 11, 2004


me 2 please
posted by yerfatma at 10:28 AM on June 11, 2004


I've got one invite available. E-mail me: guanyao @ gmail
posted by gyc at 10:59 AM on June 11, 2004


The invite is gone.
posted by gyc at 11:13 AM on June 11, 2004


gyc is my latest hero, as well as everyone else thus far in this thread who have thrown out the red carpet treatment. thanks gyc and thanks to blue stone, my grandparent sponsor, for giving gyc the mad love before.

i'm still figuring out the system but already, my eyes are rolling in hella coolness. once i figure out the invites...watch out.
posted by myopicman at 11:55 AM on June 11, 2004


I have two invites for the taking. emanuel at epiphyte dot ca.
posted by Emanuel at 3:23 PM on June 11, 2004


Mine are gone.
posted by prolific at 3:26 PM on June 11, 2004


Mine have both been given out too. Enjoy!
posted by Emanuel at 4:13 PM on June 11, 2004


GMail invite? I'll grant you three wishes...
posted by grateful at 6:46 PM on June 11, 2004


For those of you keeping track at home, I've extended three offers, heard back from one person, and the other two of you people need to get on the stick or I'm going to give the invitation away out from under you!

Check your email, people!
posted by majick at 7:11 PM on June 11, 2004


(Also, I tried to extend offers to two OTHER people first, but they didn't list their emails in profile. The invitation is sent as an email, and if you don't share your address, you can't get it!)
posted by majick at 7:13 PM on June 11, 2004


Is it too late to queue up?
I'll check my email constantly and pass it on!
ehdudding (at) stthomas (dot) edu
posted by Coffeemate at 7:29 PM on June 11, 2004


can i queue up behind coffeemate? i too will check my email constantly and promise to pass it on - my uni account is about to die and would really really really like a semipermanent address i can stick with for a while
posted by lumiere at 8:28 PM on June 11, 2004


Add me too! Granted, I may have to wait a few years, but... I like being on lists.
posted by graventy at 9:07 PM on June 11, 2004


I have one invite to give away. My email is in in my profile. If you can't look at my profile - for some reason, I can't access anyone else's profile - it's malpractice at gmail dot com. :)
posted by malpractice at 11:04 PM on June 11, 2004


Request/
posted by JohnR at 3:18 AM on June 12, 2004


I have invites to pass on to anyone willing to pay it forward to others in this thread.

Email me at the GMail address in my profile if you would like one.
posted by satisam at 6:35 AM on June 12, 2004


I have two invites to give away. The list hasn't been updated since yesterday, so instead I will give them to the first two MeFi members (who are on the above waiting list) to send your e-mail address and MeFi username to me at my gmail account, which has the username "litlnemo".

Please pay it forward, of course.
posted by litlnemo at 7:24 AM on June 12, 2004


Oh, of course, those of you who posted after the list was last updated can e-mail me as well. :)
posted by litlnemo at 7:27 AM on June 12, 2004


Ack... sorry for the triple posting (I really should figure out what I am going to say before posting), but I should add that I will be away from the computer for about 8-10 hours from now, so I would send you the invitation after that time. Do not panic at the delay.
posted by litlnemo at 7:31 AM on June 12, 2004


All my invites are now gone...enjoy your new accounts!
posted by satisam at 7:34 AM on June 12, 2004


I finally got invites of my own to give out and zapped them off to random people on The Mighty List. The list is updated to remove people I'm certain have received the g-love - either because they've emailed me to tell them so, posted here about it or changed their email address in their profile to @gmail. If you're still on the list but already have gmail, drop me a line at jacquilynne at gmail to let me know and I'll take you off.

Also, blindcarboncopy, danelope, precocious, if you're still reading this, and still seeking gmail, it may be because you've neither made your address visible in your profile, nor posted it in any of your posts to this thread.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:54 AM on June 12, 2004


I got invites to give, email me at riffola AT riffola.com (Sorry about the knowspam challenge in advance).
posted by riffola at 11:10 AM on June 12, 2004


Wow that was speedy. All gone. :)
posted by riffola at 11:15 AM on June 12, 2004


Seems like some people on the list already have the gmail goodness, so i'm opening up the phone lines.

Caller one will receive one invitation, so email gakgak (which i already want to change, oh well...) and booya!
posted by myopicman at 11:39 AM on June 12, 2004


I still have one to give away. Will no one take it?
posted by malpractice at 1:45 PM on June 12, 2004


Am I too late?
posted by devon at 1:50 PM on June 12, 2004


There. Gone. Enjoy!
posted by malpractice at 1:57 PM on June 12, 2004


Much obliged to you
posted by devon at 2:02 PM on June 12, 2004


GAH! Long story short I just lost my ISP, so my email changed in the last twenty four hours. If anybody tried to forward me an invite, I apologize. My new email is on my user page. So if anyone is still out there, please, please, please think of ol'elwood, mired in the slums of a yahoo email account.

That is to say, I'd be an eternal meta-friend if someone hooks me up!
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:17 PM on June 12, 2004


lnicole - yup, my email got tanked at the most critical moment. I've been a happy earthlink customer for a few years, but my billing got fouled up and they turned me off. I did manage to sort out the whole deal after extensive phone calls to earthlink and my bank, but in the end I was so frustrated I told them to cancel the account. I thought they'd let me go till the end of the month, but nooooo. Now I missed my chance to email like the cool kids! So now I have the yahoo account which I'll keep until I get hooked up. I'll be getting a new ISP in the next few days, but I'll hold that email aside to avoid further confusion.

*sobs*
what really hurts is this mess is all my fault for moving bank accounts around and not updating with earthlink.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:25 PM on June 12, 2004


Oh, and since I'm talking to myself - I'm using a wifi nod near, but not in my house so if some kind soul who is loved by children and small animals extends an invite, please please please allow for twenty four hours before sending it to someone else.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:28 PM on June 12, 2004


elwood -- check your e-mail. I'm about to send you one.
posted by litlnemo at 4:51 PM on June 12, 2004


Which means that I still have one left... hint hint.
posted by litlnemo at 4:55 PM on June 12, 2004


Thank you litlnemo! You rock!
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:04 PM on June 12, 2004


I would love to have a piece of gmail if anybody has an invite . . .
posted by littlegreenlights at 8:44 PM on June 12, 2004


I've got 2 invites to give away. My e-mail address is in my profile.
posted by ttrendel at 8:45 PM on June 12, 2004


Cheers for the invite myopicman! As soon as I get any additional invites, I'll pay them forward to other mefites.
posted by rowell at 9:07 PM on June 12, 2004


Sorry, I should have posted here sooner: majick hit me with one of his invites (I believe I was the only one to respond promptly) and, as such, I removed the e-mail address from my profile. Thanks too to litlnemo, who went to the trouble to contact me via my site.
posted by Danelope at 12:28 AM on June 13, 2004


I`m back (with invites). Drop me a line if you want em. Ah the circle of life is complete .
posted by urban greeting at 3:39 AM on June 13, 2004


I've got invites, email is in profile.
posted by Orange Goblin at 6:07 AM on June 13, 2004


ttrendel: thank you. I shall pass on the joy.
posted by casarkos at 6:37 AM on June 13, 2004


I have two invites left (Adam Kempa -- did you get yours?)

email address is in my profile - just send me your full name and email addy.
posted by Julnyes at 11:06 AM on June 13, 2004


You're welcome, casarkos. I've still got one invite left if anyone else needs one.
posted by ttrendel at 11:13 AM on June 13, 2004


all gone -- I am all paid forward -- keep it rolling.
posted by Julnyes at 11:51 AM on June 13, 2004


I have one invite to give. Email me and it's yours.
posted by smich at 12:10 PM on June 13, 2004


I've got to invites - email me at deanmck@gmail.com
posted by TuxHeDoh at 12:31 PM on June 13, 2004


For the record... I'd love one, and would certainly play the pay it forward game.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 1:13 PM on June 13, 2004


I started my account yesterday and my invite option hasn't shown up yet. When it does I'll post here and continue paying forward.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:25 PM on June 13, 2004


hmm, no one I sent invites to have created accounts.

If they aren't used in a few days -- I'll pass them on again.

(nudge, nudge - Adam Kempa, Jbrjake and Graventy)
posted by Julnyes at 1:40 PM on June 13, 2004


I have one invite to give, will go to the first person who emails me.
posted by adrianhon at 2:02 PM on June 13, 2004


It's gone now, sorry folks.
posted by adrianhon at 2:29 PM on June 13, 2004


Anybody still needs one, I got one.
posted by arco at 2:36 PM on June 13, 2004


Thank you adrianhon! I will certainly post my invites if/when I get them.
posted by dual_action at 2:39 PM on June 13, 2004


You can take me off the list - and throw a party for majick! When I get an invite, I'll post it here and share the love. MeFi rocks.
posted by Alylex at 2:45 PM on June 13, 2004


If anyone's still visiting this and giving, I'd be glad to get one. Would happily send you a batch of homemade cookies and your new favorite book/mix CD. And, clearly, pay it forward.
posted by whatzit at 2:56 PM on June 13, 2004


Julnyes, you rock! I'll pay it forward when I can.

FYI, yahoo apparently thinks gmail invites are spam. Bad Yahoo!
posted by graventy at 3:01 PM on June 13, 2004


Big thanks to Smich - you made my day! I'll be certain to post here if invites are given to me to share.
posted by vers at 3:01 PM on June 13, 2004


My invite has been sent (check your mail jmd82; it might be in your "bulk" folder), but if I get more I'll post them here.
posted by arco at 4:04 PM on June 13, 2004


I promised to pay it forward and here I am. The first three to send email to pealco@gmail.com get them.
posted by pealco at 5:42 PM on June 13, 2004


Sorry for coming late to the party, but I can also refer 3 people for G-mail and want to spread the Metafilter love. Please e-mail me.
posted by rodz at 6:57 PM on June 13, 2004


I've got one. Email is in the profile.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:46 PM on June 13, 2004


all gone
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:03 PM on June 13, 2004


I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this ...

... I got a gmail account via mefi, and now I'm paying it forward. I have one -- repeat, one - invite ... I've tried to email a few folks on this list, but they already have invites, apparently.

anyway, email me at waxtablet@gmail.com if you need an invite.
posted by anastasiav at 8:20 PM on June 13, 2004


Yay! Thank you, CunningLinguist! As soon as I have invites, I'll post here.
posted by littlegreenlights at 8:20 PM on June 13, 2004


Well, I am too damn late, as usual. Anyone out there feel like being kind?

(Been having real problems getting through to MeFi lately...)
posted by Samizdata at 8:43 PM on June 13, 2004


This is so late and so AOL. Can somebody send me an invite? Please, pretty pretty please?
posted by Tripps at 8:56 PM on June 13, 2004


I am also in need of one! Thanks!
posted by Quartermass at 8:59 PM on June 13, 2004


arco: You rock!!! (To all Yahoo users, be very weary of the Bulk Mail invitation!!!)
posted by jmd82 at 8:59 PM on June 13, 2004


Boy am I late to this party. Am I too late? My email is in my profile. And thanks to everyone who posted that yahoo mail sends gmail invites to bulk, I had no idea and have emptied it several times!
posted by Lynsey at 10:50 PM on June 13, 2004


Thank you, taz. And thanks to all who make this such a great place to hang out.
posted by Lynsey at 11:19 PM on June 13, 2004


:(
posted by Quartermass at 11:29 PM on June 13, 2004


ok. i've got an invite. email me and i'll pass it on.
posted by AwkwardPause at 2:54 AM on June 14, 2004


I've got a couple invites now.
posted by transient at 7:08 AM on June 14, 2004


I'm looking for a gmail account. Email in my profile. Thanks!
posted by Prawn at 7:43 AM on June 14, 2004


I was given an invite via a very kind person on this thread, and want to spread the love, but Gmail did not give me an invite to give away once I signed on.

Will I get give-away invites eventually?
posted by Dukebloo at 8:01 AM on June 14, 2004


I'm all set now. Thanks transient!
posted by Prawn at 8:04 AM on June 14, 2004


hmm, no one I sent invites to have created accounts.

See, Julnyes, that's part of why I begged you for one--RoadRunner email is so slow that even though you replied to me quite promptly yesterday afternoon, I didn't get your email until 10-something this morning.

With my snazzy new jb.rubin@gmail.com email addy, that will never again be a problem. Thank you!

I'll be stopping by this or a similar thread again when I get some invites to hand out...
posted by jbrjake at 8:06 AM on June 14, 2004


I am hooked up now as well - shout out to pealco!
posted by Quartermass at 8:11 AM on June 14, 2004


I have 3. Email me if you want one.
posted by free pie at 9:23 AM on June 14, 2004


I've updated the wait list in my profile, with the latest entries, and also added a star to those people who've recently confirmed that they're still looking for an invite, to try and alleviate some of the difficulties with people who have received invites but not told anybody. If you want on or off the list, drop me a line.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:57 AM on June 14, 2004


I have an invite to give. Let me know.
dukebloo AT yahoo dot com.

If you're asking me tomorrow, I prob will have given it out.
posted by Dukebloo at 2:48 PM on June 14, 2004


If anyone has a gmail account, I'd love to try it out and see what the hype is about. If i get any invites in turn, I'll return and share the luv...
posted by kaefer at 4:33 PM on June 14, 2004


I've got invites, my email is in my profile. I'm away from the computer alot right now so allow for a day delay.
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:14 PM on June 14, 2004


I have a couple of invites. graventy AT gmail

Dunno how long they'll last, though.
posted by graventy at 5:40 PM on June 14, 2004


Have invites for first two takers; email's in my profile.
posted by casarkos at 6:18 PM on June 14, 2004


Thanks Orange Goblin! I'll start sending invites as soon as they become available.
posted by Snyder at 6:30 PM on June 14, 2004


I still have one invite available to the first person who emails me to request it. My email is in my profile. Please help me to pay it forward.....
posted by anastasiav at 6:44 PM on June 14, 2004


Thanks to PrinceValium, I got a gmail account and have finally received invites. Email me: cyniczny AT yahoo DOT com and I'll pay it forward, as promised! (May be a a little delay between email checks, though).
posted by cyniczny at 7:29 PM on June 14, 2004


My invites are gone now. It was actually really difficult to give them away! Everyone either had already gotten one or just didn't respond.
posted by litlnemo at 11:27 PM on June 14, 2004


One invite for the taking. My MetaFilter username @gmail.com.
posted by Danelope at 12:35 AM on June 15, 2004


Three invites going (via my bf, whom I invited). Email me; username at gmail.
posted by malpractice at 12:39 AM on June 15, 2004


I have 2 invites available. Email me just like everybody else. username at gmail.
posted by ajpresto at 4:37 AM on June 15, 2004


I just got 3 more to give away...email me too: username at gmail.com
posted by amberglow at 6:33 AM on June 15, 2004


I have 3 to give away, plus one I sent to an invalid address which I can forward (I believe) and another which I sent to someone who requested one but has done nothing with it, so again, I can forward that.

email in profile.
posted by Fat Buddha at 6:55 AM on June 15, 2004


I have a few to give away. If you are interested please email meagans at gmail.com
posted by mmm at 6:59 AM on June 15, 2004


I have more invites too! Email me.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:17 AM on June 15, 2004


I have two to give away now as well. Let me know.
posted by chicobangs at 7:20 AM on June 15, 2004


I have three invites going begging at the moment, if anyone is still looking.
funcan at gmail dot com

Step right up...
posted by fizban at 8:01 AM on June 15, 2004


Check the wiki for updates.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:45 AM on June 15, 2004


I got some more invites today - Gmail must like me.

Since Mr.Kempa didn't use his -- I have another three to give away -- email is in my profile.
posted by Julnyes at 9:07 AM on June 15, 2004


i have 2 invites just idling... i offered them last week to mdn and thomcatspike but never heard back from them, so now i'll give them to whomever emails me first. my email is in my profile.
posted by t r a c y at 9:22 AM on June 15, 2004


I like jacquilynne's list and appreciate all the hard work, but there has to be an easier way to track all this. I have invites too, and we may have more than enough to meet actual expressed demand...if we could find all of it. It's also hard to know who's been covered and who hasn't.

Since I've never wiki'd before, I decided to post at the MeFi Gmail Wiki. Perhaps that might be a better way to go? When we send an invite, we can amend the "Wanted" list to say one was sent and by whom?
posted by pzarquon at 9:35 AM on June 15, 2004


i just noticed that i have 3 new invites so i can still accomodate mdn and thomcat if they still need accts.

pzarquon - that's probably the best idea. i guess i should figure out how to use that wiki.
posted by t r a c y at 9:45 AM on June 15, 2004


I've got 2 to give out as well. I also posted on the wiki.
posted by ttrendel at 9:52 AM on June 15, 2004


I've got one going spare
posted by devon at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2004


gone
posted by devon at 10:26 AM on June 15, 2004


bless your heart, devon. I'll be handin' out invites as soon as I get 'em.
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:44 AM on June 15, 2004


I've got one left to give away, email me at
(mefi username)@gmail.com
posted by drezdn at 11:00 AM on June 15, 2004


I've got an invite to spare and since mathowie hooked me up, I'll pass it off to metafilter. First person to post here then email me gets it. My gmail address is tomharrison.
posted by tomorama at 11:50 AM on June 15, 2004


Me!
posted by carter at 12:00 PM on June 15, 2004


Send me an email.
posted by tomorama at 12:16 PM on June 15, 2004


I would love an invitation -- I also posted to the wiki. Thanks!
posted by TurkishGolds at 12:38 PM on June 15, 2004


I just gave a couple out through the wiki. Paying forward, there you go.
posted by palegirl at 1:02 PM on June 15, 2004


I would love a gmail account - mhaw83@hotmail.com
posted by mhaw at 1:03 PM on June 15, 2004


Hi tomorama, e-mailed you a few times, hope you get them; sender won't be 'carter,' address is an .edu
posted by carter at 1:09 PM on June 15, 2004


I think the wiki is working for this. I gave my two out, and moved folks from "Those who need an invitation" to "Pending Invitations." If someone doesn't reply, I can always move 'em back and try and "adopt" someone else.

Just refreshing the page now and then shows things are turning over nicely. There are almost as many invites than requests (more invites, if you don't count the recycled list).

Sidebar! Sidebar!
posted by pzarquon at 1:11 PM on June 15, 2004


I would love an invitation -- I also posted to the wiki -- email's in my profile. Thank you!
posted by redshoes3 at 1:22 PM on June 15, 2004


I've got two to give away - email in profile!

Meanwhile, yet another bubble bursts!
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:20 PM on June 15, 2004


If anyone has one left. my e-mail is in my profile. I also added my name to the wiki as well.
posted by addyct at 4:16 PM on June 15, 2004


As I mentioned in the MeTa thread, I will send two dozen chocolate chip cookies to the sweet soul who'll send me an invite.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 4:38 PM on June 15, 2004


I added on to the wiki. I'd greatly appreciate a gMail account since I will soon be moving service providers and wasn't smart about being independent with my email. I will gladly pass on any invites.
posted by Animus at 5:09 PM on June 15, 2004


one left. email me.
posted by anathema at 5:58 PM on June 15, 2004


Yes, please. Email in profile; thank you!
posted by Feisty at 6:09 PM on June 15, 2004


Wow, that was fast. Thank you!
posted by Feisty at 6:17 PM on June 15, 2004


As posted in another of now many MeFi Gmail threads: I'm a believer. Go with the wiki. Otherwise these request-and-answer threads are all going to balloon to 100 comments... I'm wondering if the floodgates are opening, especially in the wake of Yahoo!'s big mail move. I got three invites this morning, gave them to MeFites, and not an hour ago, I got five more.
posted by pzarquon at 6:33 PM on June 15, 2004


Offering:

1) genuine historically republican vote in Texas as no-vote in fall election (unless McCain runs 3rd party).

In trade for gmail account

tcskeptic at yahoo dot com
posted by tcskeptic at 10:08 PM on June 15, 2004


I would very much like an invite for a Gmail account. I was going to suggest that this would make me the first person in New Zealand to have one but I doubt that's true.

It would make me the first person I know to have one though :)

email in profile etc etc etc
posted by cornflake at 11:21 PM on June 15, 2004


Are we still doing this? I'd love an invite...
posted by item at 2:30 AM on June 16, 2004


I'd love an invite too, if anyone's got one to spare. I'm feeling all left out... Address in my profile... Thanks...
posted by ninthart at 5:52 AM on June 16, 2004


I have invites. Email me.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:47 AM on June 16, 2004


I have three invites. Next three MeFites who send mail to emelenjr at gmail get 'em.
posted by emelenjr at 11:44 AM on June 16, 2004


i have two invites. email me: sean at meadenet.com.
posted by Sean Meade at 5:37 PM on June 16, 2004


I finally got invites to pay forward CunningLinguist's kindness. I'll post at the wiki, too, but you can also email me: gaeadotwaltersatgmaildotcom.
posted by littlegreenlights at 9:51 PM on June 16, 2004


I still have one left. I believe some non-MeFi members have contacted me after seeing my name on the wiki, but I told them the invitations were for MeFi members only. Apologies to any MeFi members I snubbed by mistake.
posted by emelenjr at 6:45 AM on June 17, 2004


I have one. Email is in my profile.
posted by livii at 7:15 AM on June 17, 2004


Thanks to milovoo, I am also able to pay it forward and have one invite left. Email me at address in profile if you're interested.
posted by widdershins at 4:11 PM on June 17, 2004


Five invites left. I posted at the wiki too.
posted by emelenjr at 12:23 AM on June 19, 2004


Thanks to the inimitable AwkwardPause, I have six invites (also posting at the Wiki).
Mail me at my profile address!
posted by aramaic at 7:45 AM on June 21, 2004


I've got 2 invites to give away to MeFites. However, I'm also curious if anyone besides me (and aramaic) is still reading this thread, so I'm not going to post to the wiki just yet. Email me at jb.rubin at gmail dot com.
posted by jbrjake at 8:31 AM on June 21, 2004


masi27185 ((at)) computergames dot ro

2 invites for sweet mefites who got me my account.
posted by Masi at 4:38 PM on June 21, 2004


6 invites here.
posted by signal at 1:10 PM on June 25, 2004


Same here. tracyh at gmail.
posted by tracicle at 12:56 PM on June 28, 2004


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