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#1 Old 06-30-2004, 06:27 AM
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I finally got a GMail invite. They're fairly easy to come by now but I know there are still a few people who want one. So we're going to have a little contest.



To be eligible you must start one new thread by 8am CST on July 1st. That's 24 hours. After you've started the new thread you must pm me the url - if you post it here it won't count. You can only submit one new thread (you can start more than one thread today but only one will be considered for the contest).



The person who (IMO) starts the best thread will win. This does not necessarily mean the thread with the most replies - I'm looking for quality.



I'll announce the winner sometime tomorrow.

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#2 Old 06-30-2004, 06:29 AM
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#3 Old 06-30-2004, 06:31 AM
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GMail is a free e-mail account through Google that gives you 1 gig of free storage. They're beta testing now so you can only get in if someone invites you.



A few weeks ago invites were selling on eBay for $150 (now you can get them for less than a dollar ). The reason people want in early is so that they can get a good username before they're all gone.

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#4 Old 06-30-2004, 08:04 AM
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i have a question about gmail invitations. i've got an account already and i've only sent one message (and recieved one response). at the bottom of the reply i got, it asks me if i want to invite the person who wrote to me. is that the only gmail invite i'll get to give out?
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nobody ever takes my name anyway.
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#6 Old 06-30-2004, 08:21 AM
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rincaro - What is it?



Kreeli - Mine says at the top of the main screen in red... "Invite a friend to join Gmail!" When I click it I can enter who I want to receive the invite. But now that you mention it, I looked at the one reply I got and it also says I can invite that person. They must really be ramping it up now.

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Well when I click that link it says "You have 1 invite left" so I think if I invite him that means I won't have any more. All it does is pre-fill in his info.

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I know Rincaro's name



Hmm... I'll have to poke around for something good if I decide to enter.
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#10 Old 06-30-2004, 12:16 PM
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Kreeli - I just realized I didn't actually answer your question. You may get more. I've seen some people post that they've had 20 invites. I don't know how they determine who gets how many. So it's possible but not definite.

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Cissy, I think you'll win the invite if you post the Michael is God's Gift thread....



My real name gets taken all the time. But no one takes my anagram.
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My real name gets taken all the time. But no one takes my anagram.



What is it?

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um, michael do you need a nap? or are you just joking?
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I'm going to have to go with... RINCARO, MICHAEL!



I always use mwparenteau... and no one ever takes that!
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I want you to tell me so that I can register it for you.



And then sell it to you.

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Cissy, I think you'll win the invite if you post the Michael is God's Gift thread....



My real name gets taken all the time. But no one takes my anagram.



I was thinking something along the lines of Boston Rob. Or maybe posting pictures of hot vegetarian chicks. Or setting him up with a hot veggie chick.
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Yes, I think setting him up with a hot veggie chick is the answer. And if you do Michael, I will have to hurt you. And not in a good way.
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Yes, I think setting him up with a hot veggie chick is the answer.



Huh? Last week you said if you can't have me no one can.

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Changed my mind if I get a Gmail invite....
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Sorry to butt-in on the interesting conversation/conflict/getting-Rincaro's-real-name-contest here but, I just wanted to say that I have a Blogger account (www.blogger.com --duh) and I was offered an invite a while ago when I logged in. I initially declined it, but I can still sign up for it until...I dunno when.



But with all that Michael said about them, maybe I should get in on this G-Mail action now that I have the chance... but I'd much rather have a share of their IPO once that becomes public.....

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Who won? I thought it was 8 PM tonight, so I didn't enter in time
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#22 Old 07-01-2004, 07:41 PM
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Tommy Gun was the only one who sent me a pm so his "submit naked pictures here" was enough to do it.

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Darnit! I could have one if I had submitted a thread then!



(j/k Tommy Gun, congrats!)
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Tommy Gun was the only one who sent me a pm so his "submit naked pictures here" was enough to do it.



IamJen wonders just what pictures Michael received in the deal.....

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aww man, i started a thread, but i missed the part about the PM

shows me for reading posts while inebriated

i cant spel;l either.
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Tommy Gun,

Congrats man, don't forget to share your email adress so i can fill your huge ass mailbox with spam

just kidding i only do it to the people i hate
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That reminds me, quit sending me stuff.

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Michael,

if you continue being mean i'll stick another pillow in your open chest
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I have two Gmail invites left and all of my friends are too cool for Gmail.
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I have two Gmail invites left and all of my friends are too cool for Gmail.



Am I cool enough? (j/k)
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