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Jul 11, 2011, 05:54 AM
 
Did a quick search, couldn't see any request threads... If anyone has a spare, could you send it to [removed] ? Thanks in advance!
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Jul 11, 2011, 06:38 AM
 
Since I only heard about Google+ actually being live (though still in beta) a few days ago, I am surprised people are starting to ask about invites already. I do not have any to offer at the moment.

Don't take this wrong, but I want to avoid the avalanche of chatter and "1+" type posts that usually accompany this sort of request, so I'm going to say right up front that if anyone goes past "please" "thank you", or "how does this work?" I am going to delete their posts. Multiple violations will get users infractions that will get them temporary bans pretty quickly.

Maybe I'm overreacting, but I think it's important to have good crowd control in place, whether it becomes actually necessary or not.

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Jul 11, 2011, 06:59 AM
 
I've heard that they have run out of invites anyway at this point.
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Jul 11, 2011, 07:13 AM
 
How does this work, please?

Thank you!


(There, got that out of the way. You knew some jackass would come along and post it eventually....)
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:10 AM
 
A few people sent me invites. If I have an extra one, can I simply forward it on to someone else? I'm not sure how the invitation process works and whether it asks for the recipient's name or not.
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Jul 11, 2011, 11:14 AM
 
Bottom right on your google+ window is a link to send out invites.

willed, do you still need an invite?
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 12:26 PM
 
I am also looking for an invite.

Thanks!
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 12:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Since I only heard about Google+ actually being live (though still in beta) a few days ago, I am surprised people are starting to ask about invites already. I do not have any to offer at the moment.

Don't take this wrong, but I want to avoid the avalanche of chatter and "1+" type posts that usually accompany this sort of request, so I'm going to say right up front that if anyone goes past "please" "thank you", or "how does this work?" I am going to delete their posts. Multiple violations will get users infractions that will get them temporary bans pretty quickly.

Maybe I'm overreacting, but I think it's important to have good crowd control in place, whether it becomes actually necessary or not.
Several years ago, there were two torrent sites that were invite-based in order to join. I'm not going to directly name them, but one's name meant "similar to a demon" and the other's name was the English word for the sound a pig makes. People posted threads here looking for invitations to those sites.

Then, Google picked them up, and somehow those threads made it into the top 10 results for <site name> invite, and we got a ton of new users who joined solely for the purpose of asking for invitations to those sites. Do we want to risk the same happening with this?
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 12:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by WhaMe View Post
I am also looking for an invite.

Thanks!
You need to tell us where to send it. gmail only for now.
     
willed  (op)
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Jul 11, 2011, 12:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Bottom right on your google+ window is a link to send out invites.

willed, do you still need an invite?
Yeah, that would be great - gmail address in original post.

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Jul 11, 2011, 01:01 PM
 
Done.
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 01:08 PM
 
one here would be great: hoedeman @ gmail dot com
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 01:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Several years ago, there were two torrent sites that were invite-based in order to join. I'm not going to directly name them, but one's name meant "similar to a demon" and the other's name was the English word for the sound a pig makes. People posted threads here looking for invitations to those sites.

Then, Google picked them up, and somehow those threads made it into the top 10 results for <site name> invite, and we got a ton of new users who joined solely for the purpose of asking for invitations to those sites. Do we want to risk the same happening with this?
I do not want riotous panic and pandemonium in this thread, nor to attract scores of "new members" who visit for long enough to get invited and never bother to return. The torrent issue was one that was at the top of my mind when I posted earlier, but there have been others. Attracting new members is great, but really only if they contribute.

So...

Keep it moving folks, no crowding!

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Jul 11, 2011, 05:10 PM
 
If anyone has one going, please send one to me. It's my username here at gmail.com

Thanks.

Do I need to throw in "how does this work" to stay within the rules?
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 05:14 PM
 
If anyone has a Google+ invite, I'm down. Please send me a PM to exchange Emails.

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Jul 11, 2011, 05:48 PM
 
Many thanks!
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Jul 11, 2011, 05:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
If anyone has one going, please send one to me. It's my username here at gmail.com

Thanks.

Do I need to throw in "how does this work" to stay within the rules?
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Jul 11, 2011, 05:59 PM
 
Does anyone think G+ (or anything else) can ever depose FaceBook? Is Facebook too big to be beaten right now? Is there anything on G+ that is that much better?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 05:59 PM
 
It's open to any email, not just Gmail. If you have a Google account, they randomly open it up to any Google accounts to sign up as well, so keep an eye out at plus.google.com.
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
It's open to any email, not just Gmail. If you have a Google account, they randomly open it up to any Google accounts to sign up as well, so keep an eye out at plus.google.com.
Are you using it yet?
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
Are you using it yet?
Yessir. Thank you.
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:08 PM
 
Okay, find me:

sk1wbw @ gmail [dot] com

Probably too late to save the addy from being harvested by bots, but I did make the effort to help you out... Glenn
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:11 PM
 
I just looked you up by name
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:14 PM
 
See ya now. That was quick. How do you like it so far? I'm gonna give it a over Facebook.
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:16 PM
 
It's an interesting concept and goes about things in a much different way than Facebook. Right now it just needs more people actually on it to work well.
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 10:57 PM
 
It is very close to Twitter in the way that you can use the Circles to control who shows up in your feed, just like Twitter lists do. Plus the aspect of Facebook where you can see everything on the screen, so to speak. I think it's gonna take off. It has almost 4 million users I think so far.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 01:37 AM
 
Nobody likes freudling? Still hoping for an invite via PM.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 03:30 AM
 
Can someone please explain this social networking thingy to me? I. Don't. Get. It. It makes me feel like an 80 year old man. Damned kids and their rock and roll music...
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 08:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by freudling View Post
Nobody likes freudling? Still hoping for an invite via PM.
PM someone that has it.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 11:52 AM
 
Just curious: do any of you guys have non-techie friends who are interested in Google+? I'm curious, because except for a small number of fellow geeks, none of my other friends are even aware of its existence.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 11:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by freudling View Post
Nobody likes freudling? Still hoping for an invite via PM.
Sent.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 11:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Just curious: do any of you guys have non-techie friends who are interested in Google+? I'm curious, because except for a small number of fellow geeks, none of my other friends are even aware of its existence.
It's not even out of beta yet - still invite only. Yet it already has an estimated user base of close to 10,000,000.

http://mashable.com/2011/07/12/google-10-million/
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 12:01 PM
 
Oh, I know. I'm on it right now.

I'm just saying that it had better make inroads upon full release if it hopes to have legs. So far people outside of the tech community seem oblivious to it, despite it covering every tech site the past few weeks.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 01:10 PM
 
Been on it for the last 3 days and love it. A couple things I don't like which are minor. I love the photo management which is much better then facebook. I wrote up a facebook note reviewing it and here are a few pictures of the photo side of Google+













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Jul 12, 2011, 02:57 PM
 
Thanks for the invites MacNNers!!!
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 03:37 PM
 
nice freudling...

still waiting for mine
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 03:41 PM
 
I got invites to hand out if any one wants to PM me a email address.
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Jul 12, 2011, 04:02 PM
 
The one thing I'd like to see is a "follow everybody in this group" feature. I in a food group, but in order for the entire group to talk, everybody needs to follow everybody.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 05:46 PM
 
Thanks; I'm set now.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 06:27 PM
 
The photo management is awesome, but the quality seems worse than Facebook. All the pics I upload, either from phone or computer seem super compressed.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 06:31 PM
 
I haven't noticed any quality issues with it but I will take a better look after work.
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
The photo management is awesome, but the quality seems worse than Facebook. All the pics I upload, either from phone or computer seem super compressed.
Really? The quality on several large quality pictures I uploaded was really good.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 07:11 PM
 
Same here. High quality images look great. A setting, perhaps?
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 07:19 PM
 
I think Google + could be a contender and not a pretender. Ha ha Zuckerberg...

I don't agree with Google that they see a place in the world for both Google + and FaceBook. They are both very much the same, I just like Google + much better.

Eventually 1 of these is going to win out. My money's on Google +. I don't know, it just is, don't ask why.
     
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Jul 12, 2011, 08:42 PM
 
Parents, old people those resistant to change will stick with the book. Young, geeks and those that like change will go to google+
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