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June 24, 2008 1:01 PM   Subscribe

I have a group with 300 members on facebook. I just set up an event related to the group. I want to invite all the group members to the event but the little button that allows you to do this (well, it was there on Saturday) has disappeared. How do I invite all the group members?

Is the button just gone? or does it automatically invite the members now? what's going on?

Many thanks. I will just message all members if I can't invite them but I'd rather invite them!
posted by By The Grace of God to Computers & Internet (22 answers total)
 
Dumb question #1: Are you maybe logged in as the wrong person?
Dumb question #2: Did you maybe already send the invitation?
posted by ManInSuit at 1:05 PM on June 24, 2008


It's the Invite Members button that's gone, it seems..
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:06 PM on June 24, 2008


I only have my own login, and I did not already send the invitation.
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:07 PM on June 24, 2008


Can you automatically add all the members of a group to a friend list, and then invite people by friend list?
posted by mkb at 1:13 PM on June 24, 2008


The group members aren't necessarily all my friends tho?
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:17 PM on June 24, 2008


Dumb Question #3: Are you a group admin?

The reason I ask is that I just went and checked a group that I'm the admin of and the button is still there. But it's not there if I'm just a member.
posted by theichibun at 1:22 PM on June 24, 2008


Yep, I'm an officer indeed.
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:29 PM on June 24, 2008


Maybe try another browser?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 1:41 PM on June 24, 2008


I created a test event of a group I created, and in step 3, I was able to press the button to send invites to all group members (hope they don't mind, heh). Not sure why you wouldn't being seeing that button.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:43 PM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Could it be because I created another event and invited the group to it this week?
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:51 PM on June 24, 2008


Doesn't appear on firefox or safari, the button.
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:54 PM on June 24, 2008


IIRC, aren't admins and officers two totally different things?
posted by theichibun at 1:55 PM on June 24, 2008


I seem to be an admin and an officer.
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:03 PM on June 24, 2008


You're not alone. Someone else mentioned this to me this morning, and I'm not sure how/if she resolved it.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 2:10 PM on June 24, 2008


Perhaps you have too many people in your group. I know there's a limit after which you can no longer do mass facebook-mails, maybe there's something similar wrt invites
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:16 PM on June 24, 2008


There is no such button for me either. I just created a test event in a group of 600+ users. I am the sole admin.
posted by BryanPayne at 2:30 PM on June 24, 2008


I have 300 in my group. The help page says the limit is 1000. Maybe they forgot to change it.
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:31 PM on June 24, 2008


This appears to be based on the number of users in the group. I created another event in a group of 26 people, and it allowed me to send invites to all group members at once. Annoyingly, it didn't ask me to confirm what I was doing after I clicked the "Invite group members" button, so it just spammed 26 of my friends with a fake invite. :(
posted by BryanPayne at 2:34 PM on June 24, 2008


And spammed them again telling them I cancelled it. Oh I heart you Facebook.
posted by BryanPayne at 2:36 PM on June 24, 2008


I belong to a Facebook group (1550 members) where the admin says on the front page that she cannot send mass emails once the group reaches 1200 members.
posted by triggerfinger at 2:38 PM on June 24, 2008


If you go to "Events" and click "Create New Event" you can have it hosted by your group...is there an option under "Guest List" to invite said group?
posted by sararah at 4:34 PM on June 24, 2008


The button was back this morning. Thanks for your help folks.
posted by By The Grace of God at 1:24 AM on June 25, 2008


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