Observations around inviting people to a Mesh folder RRS feed

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  • I have recently created a folder to share code snippets and blogged about it thus I'm gettig a lot of people that wat to be added into it. hence I'm sending a lot of invites.

    There's a couple of things I've noticed:
    1. If I accidentally add somene as an owner rather than a contributor (which is what I intended) then there is no way to change that person to a contributor until after they have accepted the invite. If they don't answer until a lot later then I may forgot to go back ad change them from "owner" to "contributor" and hence I have someone in my folder with wrongly elevated permissions. I think you should allow us to change someone's permissions BEFORE they accept the invite
    2. Its possible that someone sends me the wrong email address or (more likely) I could type it in wrong. In this case the email that you send on my behalf containing the invite disappears off into the ether never to be seen again and I will forever have a "pending" invite in my member list. It would be nice if you could tell me that the email address that I entered was erroneous so that I could do something about it.

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    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1:54 PM

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  • Nice suggestions - on point (2) I wonder if placing some sort of timeout on pending registrations is useful as well? I have some "pending"s that seem to have been there for quite a while...


    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1:59 PM
  • I like both sugegstions, too. The former is much more important, I believe, and an owner should be able to change the settings for an invited member or an actual member at any time, I think.
    For number 2, if no response about an invalid address, it would seem that you should at least have a filter to see pending invites so that you can remove them at any time. Getting a history of what happened when the invite was sent would be good, but the status would at least let you decide to delete an invite or investigate it manually.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:06 PM