Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) wrote in suggestions,
Paul Crowley
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Mail should be sent when an invite code is used

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Mail should be sent when an invite code is used

Short, concise description of the idea
If an invite code issued to me is used to create a LiveJournal account, I should get mail telling me about the new user created.

Full description of the idea
http://www.livejournal.com/invite/ lists all the invite codes I've ever been issued, and when they've been used to create accounts it lists when those accounts have been created. At the moment, if I mail a friend an invite code, I have to periodically reload that page to find out if they created an account with it. It would make sense for LJ to send me an email that said, for example "Your invite code asdfadsf93 has been used to create LiveJournal user snot_monkey. You can read their user info: http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=snot_monkey or their newly created journal: http://www.livejournal.com/users/snot_monkey You have 82 invite codes remaining. Thanks for extending the LiveJournal community!"

An ordered list of benefits

  • Users find out as soon as invite codes they've sent to friends get used.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Some complication of the account creation code
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I can't see any real disadvantages - LJ already tracks the relationships between users that invite codes create, and it already has code for sending preformatted mail to users. The load of mail would be as nothing compared to update notifications.
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