Friday, January 4th, 2008, at 12:45 pm

I’m Blocking Evite–A Preemptive Apology

I am now blocking evite invitations. I’m sorry to my friends that try to invite me to things, but I just can’t deal with them any more. I’m not doing it to try to change them for the better, I just have no desire to take part.

Anytime I receive an evite invitation, my email account will automatically send the following message and delete the invite.

Hi!
It appears you tried to send me an evite.com invitation.  I’m sorry, but all evite.com invitations have been blocked at this email address.

I apologize for the inconvenience–I do it for the following reasons (in no particular order):

  1. They sell your personal information.
  2. They are associated with TicketMaster.
  3. They haven’t bothered making any major enhancements to their platform in years and are stagnant.  There are much better alternatives.
  4. They require users to click through the emails to their lousy site just to see the details.  This stinks on a mobile device.

If you wish to invite me to something, I recommend one of the following methods, in order of preference:

  1. Email me.
  2. Call me.
  3. Text me.
  4. Message me on another service, such as Facebook.com or Twitter.
  5. If you want to use a website, I personally recommend anyvite.com.  You can very easily import your evite contacts and it takes mere seconds to set up a really nice invitation.  Best of all, guests can see all of the details of the event in the email that gets sent.

To read more, check out the following sites:

Cheers and have a wonderful event!

-Chuck