Originally posted by Decanter
I understand that these are potentially new members... which is why I also include a rating range and specify "pawn stars" in my comments section. Unfortunately, both of those requests are ignored as well.
Yes, I was a rookie too. I took on other rookies and posted my OWN Invites so I could learn both the environment and the site culture.
If I pos ...[text shortened]... ewbies.
At the end of the day, I just want to see a weak point of a great site improved upon.
This subject has come up a lot lately, and I'm wondering whether the terms "provisional" and "Pawn Star" are not understood by people REALLY new to the site.
Of course, if I saw an open invite with a request that I didn't fully understand, I'd either find out before accepting, or ignore the invite. But that's just me.
How about trying "Only subscribers please", or even more simple "Only payed members please".
The problem with all these is of course that you may appear arrogant, sort of like saying "only high class
people need apply", even if you have perfectly reasonable, practical grounds for limiting it to pawn stars (which typically people who use these requests do).
I do remember reading quite recently somewhere on the forums that a feature to allow one to limit who may accept your invite is on the "to do" list. Hopefully my memory serves me right, and we'll be rid of this particular annoyance in the not too distant future.