Discussion in 'Community' started by hexstar, Aug 30, 2004.

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  1. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
  2. hexstar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2004
    well at this rate I'll get 6 more invites again tomorrow :p :D so stay tunned since I'll post links for anymore invites I get
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    No offense buddy, but I'm suspicious. What's with the generosity *spam* *cough* *spam*?
  4. hexstar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2004
    I don't know anyone who wants gmail so I just post the invite links so people who want it can get it, also then I get more invites the next day :D
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    So you can post more invites??? Why is this important?

  6. Elan0204 macrumors 65816


    Apr 16, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    How about putting your invites in the Gmail "pay it forward" thread like everyone else. This is the place for all people looking for invites and offering invites on MacRumors.
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Would someone explain to me how this is spam? As I see it, it's a chance for people to get a Gmail account; obviously, people want them - the six offered went in a few minutes. I don't use mine enough to get an invite to give - and I'd use the "pay it forward" thread if I did get one to hand out - but I fail to see how this is anything other than a generous offer. Do you mean because hexstar would learn of the new Gmail accounts and spam them? Sorry, just curious.
  8. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    Looks like "Carla" took 3 of them! Why not post them one at a time to prevent outright abuse? Better yet, email one to mehaase@sas.upenn.edu? Haha, wishful thinking, eh?

    Actually there are a couple sites meant specifically for giving away gmail accounts. You can either sell, barter, or donate. A number of people have been making interesting offers.

    FWIW, where are you getting all these links from?
  9. hexstar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2004
    savar: believe it or not I actually have been getting 6 invites to give out these past couple of nights :eek:, to the rest of you guys: I do not mean to spam, I just really enjoy gmail and seeing as I don't know anyone off the top of my head who wants gmail I post the links to gmail invites I get to give out so more people can try it out and enjoy it like me, if you knew me in real life you'd see, I'm just really a generous and nice person - congrats to those who got a gmail account!
  10. amin macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    This seems like a great way to give away Gmail without resorting to PMs or making one's email address public. I was going to give away mine in the same fashion (by posting links), but I just noticed that 3 of the links above were likely used by the same person. Bummer.
  11. hexstar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2004
    yeah that's the one downside to just posting links...people who do that really need to learn to share or at least give one of the accounts they get to a friend
  12. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    Yes, this is what some people have done. When you give someone an invite, you get 1-2 e-mail addresses from them: the address where you are sending the invite (if applicable -- not applicable in this case, it seems) and / or their new GMail address.

    I'm not saying this is happening here necessarily, I just found it suspicious that someone new to MR was so eager to give away GMail that they had an all caps / starred / exclamation point title for the thread.

    But then, I did derive some joy from giving away my GMail invites. Granted, it wasn't of the all caps / starred / exclamation point sort of joy, but to each his own. ;)

    (By the way, jsw, I loved your post in the "Free Kid" thread -- you crack me up. :))
  13. hexstar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2004
    so you don't want me to make the thread title in all caps next time? if so, ok. also, yes I do get the registrants new g-mail address however I will never spam anyone under any circumstances, I just do this to be kind and because I have no use for the invites

    EDIT: I just got 6 more invites to give out! :eek: same thing...here are the links:

    Link 1: http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-19a3878ecd-9298b7a162-5d2ec820a7

    Link 2: http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-19a3878ecd-3b9ecbd728-8e9702001f

    Link 3: http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-19a3878ecd-e5b195d716-1321b72f5e

    Link 4: http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-19a3878ecd-abcd245cc3-32c613a26c

    Link 5: http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-19a3878ecd-416976b6e1-300f8c51cf

    Link 6: http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-19a3878ecd-f45d58fb5e-54b09a2d8e
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