antsplan PRO 11:51pm, 2 March 2008
As the title says.

May be useful to have if we spot shots and would like to invite other members.

Excuse me if I have overlooked this.

Regards

Anthony
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allybeag PRO 10 years ago
I don't think we've got one yet, but we need one. I invited someone the other day, and just had to make my own link for the job.
antsplan PRO 10 years ago
thanks ally, I'll do the same for now
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Wider World 10 years ago
Good idea for an invite code/banner. I'll work on it.
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Wider World 10 years ago
Here's a stab at one, trying to keep it as simple as possible. If you highlight the code below, copy it, and paste it into a comment box in a suitable photograph, you should get this link to the group - I'd like to invite you to add this photo to the River Names of Britain group.

<b>I'd like to invite you</b> to add this photo to the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/648201@N22/">River Names of Britain</a> group.

This is actually an invitation to join the pool. From a fairly superficial trawl through Help, I understand that only Admins can actually invite photos. The pool has probably reached the stage when it needs more Admins. To update the index requires the use of a spreadsheet. If you'd like to volunteer, please Flickrmail me!
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allybeag PRO 10 years ago
In most of the groups I've been involved in, anyone can, and does, invite others, unless it's one of those rather exclusive, "invitation-only" groups, maybe. I mean, I just invited someone, and nothing exploded!

I wouldn't want to be responsible for a spreadsheet, but I'd be happy to be a moderator rather than an admin if I could help a bit that way.
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Wider World 10 years ago
Having slept on it I have decided to see what happens if you Ignore the comments in Help that only the Admin can issue invitations. I don't know whether it will work, but here's the basic individual photo invite (I'd like to invite you to add this photo to the River Names of Britain group.)

<b>I'd like to invite you</b> to add this photo to the <a href='https://www.flickr.com/groups/648201@N22/'>River Names of Britain</a> group.

The spreadsheet does two things, it adds the HTML coding automatically, and it sorts into alphabetical order. It is quite simple to do, but probably some experience of spreadsheets is necessary.
antsplan PRO 10 years ago
Great, thanks for making the Invite code.

I'd love to offer to help as projects like this make me tick, however I have to be realistic and say that I just don't have the time to commit at the moment and it would be unfair to offer and then not to follow up.

Regards

Anthony
Secret Pilgrim 10 years ago
I may be wrong but I believe there's a difference between invites done by admins and those done by moderators and members.

• If an admin invites using the drop-down list (of groups run by that admin) in the comment box, then the invite recipient will see a button that adds the photo to the group (but doesn't make the photo's owner a member of the group).

• If a member/moderator invites using pasted code, then the recipient will have to follow the link and join the group, then add the photo to the pool.

But I may be wrong! :-)
electropod 10 years ago
I think that's right. It seems to have worked that way for me on occasion.
motionless rhythm [deleted] 10 years ago
Apologies for saying this after only being here, literally, five minutes, and I hope I don't offend but I do hope this group doesn't include a 'group invite' or 'thanks' code with a photo or graphic - they really are very tacky and put off a lot of people. I think it's important also that people don't just cut and paste these group 'codes' into comments without writing anything else at all.

I normally just delete these cut and paste comments, it seems very rude - as though someone slapped a bill poster on your front door and ran off. They appear to me to be nothing more than group spam and it goes against what I feel is the purpose of the comment box: to give critique, to socialise and generally comment on the photograph.

If people want to give a comment and then suggest the photo might fit this group then that's ok, it shows a little thought, but the blanket pasting of "add your photo to xxx group" is very annoying I think, and the worst are the ones with graphics - especially the animated ones. :-(
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allybeag PRO 10 years ago
I must say I agree with what you say, Paul. There's no need for all that flashy, ugly stuff when all you want to do is comment on someone's photo. A simple line adding that you, "saw your photo in XXX group" would surely be enough!

You can heave a sigh of relief, in this group, as we're British here, and more reserved than our flashy American cousins! (Much as we love them . . . I'd hate any of my very good US friends to think I was insulting them!)
motionless rhythm [deleted] 10 years ago
Yay! :-)

Thanks allybeag. I was worried I might strike a nerve but it's good to know I'm not just a grumpyguts. ;-)
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allybeag PRO 10 years ago
Oh, don't worry Paul. We're British, and therefore we're all grumpyguts . . . ;-) .... comes with the territory.
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