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  • In a future version, it would be great to have the option to select groups of email addresses and re-invite them. I’ve found elsewhere that re-sending a couple of months later is often very effective in getting people to come and set up a profile.

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  • Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    That’s an interesting idea. I would want to make sure that people aren’t able to resend a bunch of emails over and over again (seems like it might cause spam problems) but I can definitely see a use for what you’re talking about. I’ll put it on my list for a future version.

    To reduce the spam potential, you could restrict the number of invites which could be selected to be resent at one keystroke to no more than – say – 50, or some kind of date restriction which meant they could not be resent in the current month. But it’s a hugely useful feature.

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    It would need to be handled carefully the whole notion is kind of spammy, and I tremble at the thought of hundreds of members all deciding to mass email from my server :)

    Avatar of techguy
    techguy
    Participant

    @crashutah

    Hmm…looks like I made the wrong choice to continue posting on the other thread. I mentioned a couple similar/related features over http://buddypress.org/community/groups/third-party-components-plugins/forum/topic/invite-anyone-invite-by-email-too-please-help-test/?topic_page=11&num=15#post-50961

    I’ll just post thoughts about the plugin to this group forum from now on. Maybe Boone could post a link to this group on the thread I linked to and then lock the other thread?

    I think the key is to give the Admin control over the number of re-invites which can be sent at any one time. Overall, it’s a feature I’ve found extremely useful while running a Ning-based network.

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Re techguys comments above:

    See this is what I meant :) can’t have two areas running at same time, although things have settled a fair bit some of the rational of how to use the new layout is still very confusing.

    Not sure where I questioned the continued running of the older forum thread though :)

    Avatar of techguy
    techguy
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    @crashutah

    I’m copying over my requests so they’re here for Boone to see in one spot:
    -Send again button (a bit controversial maybe). This would be nice if the new email could be customized before it’s sent.
    -Link the email address so they could send their own personal email with a link to subscribe (just a simple mailto link with the subject and message defined)

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Thanks for the suggestions. You mean that the email address on the Sent Invites page should be linked, right?

    Avatar of techguy
    techguy
    Participant

    @crashutah

    Yep, something like <a href="mailto:email@something.com?subject=Default%20Subject&body=Default%20Body%20of%20Email”> This way people can resend the email using their own email application including the link for people to sign up.

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