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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#1498 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Send Invites / gonna be stucked at this point

Reported by: erich73 Owned by:
Milestone: 1.2 Priority: major
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: plugin
Cc: email@…, _DorsVenabili

Description

people who will create a group, they will be stuck at this point here: (see Screenshot attached)

They do not have any friends yet at the website, so how to invite their real friends which they have
stored in their "MS Outlook" or at any other mail-program ?

Could you please add a few simple fields at which the Group-Admin can "invite friends" by
entering the "e-mail address" of friends he has on file ?

This issue should not be that complicated to solve:
nearly every website is providing something like "recommend to a friend" feature.

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Change History (13)

#1 @dre1080
12 years ago

yes please this is very very much needed and send invites from a users profile to friends as well

#2 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Keywords plugin added
  • Milestone changed from 1.2 to Future Release
  • Priority changed from major to minor

No chance of something like this making 1.2. Best implemented as a plugin to start with.

#3 @erich73
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.2
  • Priority changed from minor to major
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect

Hi Paul,

1)
I do agree that uploading of e-mail-adresses from your mail-program like MS-Outlook, etc. should come from third-party-plugin-developers.

2)
But giving a few fields at which the Group-Admin is able to enter a few mail-addresses should be definitely in core. I am talking about 5 to 10 fields at which the Group-Admin simply manually enters e-mail-addresses of people he knows in order to invite them to his group.

3)
Please look at the Screenshot attached. This is a MAJOR blocking-point.

#4 follow-up: @21cdb
12 years ago

  • Cc email@… added

There is a plugin available where you can "Invite Anyone" instead of only your friends. Thats a good plugin solution, but i think at least a simple field where members could "invite friends" by entering the "e-mail address" should be in the core, because it would definitely improve usabilty and encourage more people to aggregate in groups.

#5 @_DorsVenabili
12 years ago

  • Cc _DorsVenabili added

#6 in reply to: ↑ 4 @_DorsVenabili
12 years ago

Replying to 21cdb:

There is a plugin available where you can "Invite Anyone" instead of only your friends. Thats a good plugin solution, but i think at least a simple field where members could "invite friends" by entering the "e-mail address" should be in the core, because it would definitely improve usabilty and encourage more people to aggregate in groups.

Hi 21cdb!, Do you know the name of that plugin to Invite anyone?. Thanks! :)

#7 @apeatling
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.2 to Future Release

#8 @erich73
12 years ago

@Andy,

the Plugin from Boone might solve this issue:

http://teleogistic.net/2009/12/new-buddypress-plugin-invite-anyone/

Could you put this plugin into core ?

#9 @roydeanjr
12 years ago

This has been a major obstacle for me since forever! I tried the bp-invitefriends plugin, not the one mentioned here, and it could do this, but the message was not customizable. I don't know enough to make the input field I added to the form be able to be used by the send funciton, but this functionality really needs to be included by either a plugin or in core. As well, we need the ability to add a custom message that will be sent. Tracking the invitations is not all that important, but perhaps adding or creating a subscription list with invited non-members would be appropriate such that when the invitee receives the email they also get the option to opt out of future invitations. This should be able to done or tracked site-wide so that no one will be able to send another invite from the website if the invitee does not want to receive invitations or anything from this domain, etc. Just good email etiquette.

#10 @r-a-y
12 years ago

  • Component set to Core

I think the newest version of the Invite Anyone plugin already addresses the issues listed in this ticket.

Can anyone confirm?

#11 @erich73
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

#12 @johnjamesjacoby
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.2
  • Severity set to normal

Moving closed ticket out of Future Release.

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