More on Evite

Look, I’m not the only person who hates Evite. What I didn’t realize is that Evite is owned by Ticketbastard which, given Ticketmaster’s fucked up policies, makes it even more likely that using their service will eventually lead to getting a ton of spam. I’ve updated my original Evite post to reflect this.

Seriously people, why do you use this obnoxious thing? Is it so hard to write a single e-mail and BCC everyone?

I’ve got a full day today. I’m at work this morning but I’m leaving early to go to Sarai’s sister’s birthday thing this afternoon. Tonight we’re going to stop by Susannah’s birthday party (which I received an Evite for) and then head over to the party at Brokenhaus.

Comments

kscaldef says:

Look, I’m not the only person who hates Evite. What I didn’t realize is that Evite is owned by Ticketbastard which, given TM’s fucked up policies, makes it even more likely that using their service will eventually lead to getting a ton of spam. Seriously people, why do you use this obnoxious thing? Is it so hard to write a single e-mail and BCC everyone?

Amen!

I keep thinking that at some point I should just write Freevite, since there is actually some added value in having a collaborative app that tracks RSVPs, etc., but we’d also like something that isn’t a corporate address harvester.

kchrist says:

Good idea. The thought has crossed my mind as well. A while back I thought about writing a basic single-user invitation management thing in PHP; something people could set up on their own site that does most of what Evite does (only without the address harvesting, banner ads, user tracking, etc). Unlike Evite, it would remain under the user’s control. But something like that can’t offer the ease of use that Evite has.

There is another system similar to Evite out there but I don’t remember the URL offhand. I don’t know anyone who’s used it and I don’t really know much about it other than the fact that it exists.

It also might be a good idea to check Sourceforge for similar projects.