• Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 years ago
    • Reddit isn't invite-only, works great
    • HN isn't invite-only, works great
    • Facebook isn't invite-only, it's a bucket of shit but still works alright
    • 99% of functioning communities online aren't invite-only, and work fine.

    The reason for that is active contributions by users as well as the mod team to regulate the type of content available. You can increase the restrictions like adding captchas, human-checked questions, moderating applications, but invite-only systems are bad and anyone suggesting them should feel bad.

    6 points
    • Rey AlejandroRey Alejandro, 2 years ago

      dribbble? fb page with a secret question/answer to join?

      1 point
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 years ago

        Dribble isn't nearly as popular a site as you'd think, it's extremely designer-centric but it's about the only example of a workable invite-only site. Secret question/answers however are a good filter I think - but they aren't really an invite system

        1 point