Just to let everyone know, there is no need to send me any more invitations to Google Talk. I’ve gotten a dozen so far, and I was already set up on their Jabber server before I got the first one. I can’t use their client because – surpriiiiiise, surpriiiiiiiise – it’s Windows only. When I read the HOWTO on MakeZine I added it to my Adium list last night.

I appreciate everyone thinking about me, but please save us both a few seconds and don’t send me the invite. Thanks.

Update: It appears that the mails are unavoidable and just happen when you add someone with the Google Talk client. Wow, what a pain in the ass! This stopped being cute with the third identical email from Google.

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4 thoughts on “Basta”

  1. Dave – it appears there isn’t a simple way to just add a uesr without also sending out an invite – which is a bit odd but might also explain why you keep getting invites.


  2. dave says:

    Shannon, that really sucks. No wonder I’m getting so many of the damn things. I predict a large number of people getting really sick of getting these damn emails any time anyone adds you to their contact list.

  3. Adam says:

    I’ve only gotten one of those, but that’s becasuse it was a friend who I had invited to gmail who sent it… Um.. I’d try adding you with PSI (a dedicated Jabber client) but alas I don’t know your gmail address. Oh well.. You could always add mine (you can probably see it since it’s required to publish the comment). Of course, part of me wonders if people on GTalk can add my name that’s on my own Jabber server (yes, I run my own Jabber server)


  4. Tilted Edge says:

    I’m sure the average person doesn’t get as many invites as you Dave. It’s in Beta so maybe this will be something they will fix. They ought to have an opt out of invites feature and invisible mode.

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