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Should we stop giving invite codes?

Snapzu is starting to cough for me. Let us know how we can help.

5 years ago by bogdan with 24 comments

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  • KaliYugaz
    +8

    Just be sure to give the codes to people you know are interesting and good natured, not to random Reddit neo-Nazis.

    • eggpl4nt
      +4

      Oh decidedly. That's the whole point of invite codes, is to invite people you trust. I hope people aren't throwing out codes willy-nilly.

        • bogdan (edited 5 years ago)
          +8

          Surely those are all kind-hearted, well-balanced people, there's no way they can be mean, right?

          But in all honesty, at least Reddit people are educated to an extent regarding how to behave in an online discussion board.

          If I gave a code to one of my real life friends who had no contact with anything of the sort, they'd probably find some way to misuse the system, since they have no idea what should happen around here. Not saying you shouldn't give out codes, just that it's nearly impossible to know how any person would fit in here in advance.

          • KaliYugaz
            +3

            If they turn out to be assholes, they'll be banned, right? : )

            • bogdan
              +2

              I've seen a guy getting banned for trolling his way around here, so I suppose that does happen. I'm not that old here myself, in truth.

        • kyledaug
          +2

          Hey, that's where I came from! Most people in r/RedditAlternatives really seem to be searching for a good community and thoughtful discussion so those invites should be in good hands :D

          • KaliYugaz
            +3

            I actually came from there too! Tried to sign up through email, but it took too long.

            • kyledaug
              +1

              Same situation here! Honestly, I feel like the people in that community are the exact demographic that Snapzu should be targeting. They all seem to just want something new and everyone has been very helpful

            • KaliYugaz
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              @kyledaug -

              I'll try to get the badacademics crowd to spend time over here too, if I can. That would enrich Snapzu a lot.

            • kyledaug
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              @KaliYugaz -

              That's good to hear! I'm really liking the site so far and once some of the smaller tribes get up and running it should be great

  • Moderator (edited 5 years ago)
    +4

    We've only seen some of the incoming group. Apparently there are 10,000 to come.

    • QuietKerfuffle
      +5
      • massani
        +5

        This is exactly how I felt when I discovered this site earlier today. Minus impending raptors (hopefully).

    • bogdan
      +1

      I've had 2000 new followers for the past day. I'm pretty sure that means at least a few more thousands already came.

  • LazerGator
    +3

    I think they should slow them down until the site is capable of sustaining more users. Reddit only just started to fall. If it continues and ends up like Digg, and the invite requests keep coming, then this place will be completely unusable in a few days.

    • NinjaKlaus
      +2

      It's been almost unusable at times for the past day.

  • eggpl4nt
    +3

    Maybe you could temporarily only give everyone one invite code?
    Or maybe make it so that only users at like level 5, or 10, or some number can use their invites? To prevent people from getting on and immediately giving out invites without experiencing the site first.

  • PrismDragon
    +3

    Hmm... Yeah, Snapzu is starting to get rather unresponsive again. Maybe we should consult the administration.

    • bogdan
      +1

      Yeah, I'm hoping we're gonna get an update on the situation of the servers, but I know how unpredictable these things can be. All it takes is one DDoS and all your calculations are blown away.

  • junioreconomist
    +3

    What are the costs/benefits?

    • bogdan
      +5

      The cost is less users joining. The benefit is that we can still use the site...

      • junioreconomist
        +2

        Thanks for replying. I'm really not sure. I love the site as it is, and I'd like to hope that bolstering the community would lead to more diverse discussion, but I'd hate to see the site go the way of others that have failed after growing so large.

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