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    Why the long wait to join Pinterest?

    I asked for an invite and got an email saying I was on the waiting list. Do they only take so many members and I have to wait until some drops out or do I have to be approved by other means before joining. https://pinterest.com/
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    Will be interested in the answer. My niece got me all excited about this site and now I am stuck waiting to be "let in"!

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    really???? I joined thid week with no problem at all. It fun but not all that special!
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    I joined but for the life of me cant figure the site out....I dont go to it .

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    It is more of a storage site for all the online pictures. You see a picture of a quilt or item you like you add it to Pinterest and it stores it in folders for you with the exact web address where you found it. It is much easier then saving the picture in a file on your computer and doesn't take up any computer space. You can see other people folders, it's all pictures and where they are located on the web. Ever look for a picture of something you saw online but can't remember where it was? Just Pinterest it.
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    You can also join by having a member send you an invite. If you give me your email address I can send you an invite! I really like the site because you can get some great quilt ideas and recipes.

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    I don't know why some people get on right away and others seem to have a long wait. I applied and had an account in one day. I didn't receive an invite, either.

    The social media site I don't get is Twitter. It seems to me it's nothing more than a vehicle for celebrities to blab on about nothing in particular. Yawn.
    Last edited by Peckish; 11-28-2011 at 08:37 PM.

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    I asked to join and got the same email. Then the next day I got one saying I was in. But when I found out I had to use Facebook, Twitter, or something else I don't do, I declined. I use something called visualize.us that is also a way to save pictures or projects I want to go back to, but it doesn't cost anything and you don't have to be invited. It's not as flashy as Pinterest, but it works for me. If I want to go look at someone else's pins, there are several bloggers whose taste I like, so I can just go look at their pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baslp View Post
    You can also join by having a member send you an invite. If you give me your email address I can send you an invite! I really like the site because you can get some great quilt ideas and recipes.
    I was invited by a friend and am still waiting. (Its been over 2 weeks)

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    I have asked for an invite twice and have never heard a word!!!
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    I love Pinterest but when I got the invite to join and found out you had to be on Facebook or the like, I guess it's not for me. I am stubborn in not joining Facebook but it made me mad that you had to be a member to join. It should be my choice whether or not I want to be on Facebook and the fact that I can't be on Pinterest either made me MAD! What does one have to do with the other?

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    Can someone please post information as to exactly what the site is and how it works? I read the one post regarding it being a storage unit and it sounds interesting but would like more information as to how it works & why there is a waiting list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegirl View Post
    I love Pinterest but when I got the invite to join and found out you had to be on Facebook or the like,
    Ah, but you DON'T have to be on FB to join. They put that up front because so many of the younger crowd are into FB and social networking and having EVERYTHING all linked up. You should be able to join using an email address. That's how I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judykay View Post
    Can someone please post information as to exactly what the site is and how it works? I read the one post regarding it being a storage unit and it sounds interesting but would like more information as to how it works & why there is a waiting list.

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    I would describe it as an online visual bookmarking site. I can "pin" pictures I see anywhere onto my own board. The pictures are stored there for as long as the picture remains on the original site, and when I want to go back to the original site, I click on the picture that is stored on my board. For instance, if I found a recipe for banana bread, I pin a picture of that project to my board. Pinterest lets me choose which picture if there is more than one on the page. When I decide to make the project, I go to my Pinterest page, click the picture, and it will take me back to the page I was on when I pinned it. You can organize your pins into categories, like recipes, quilts, pretty things to look at, places to visit, etc. You can look at other people's pins and pin them to your board, and other people can look at your board, but they won't see any personal information, just your name and pins. And you can use a pseudonym, if you want.

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    I understand how pinterest works, and I started using it, but like everything else, it's a huge time sink, and then I never look at it again. A waste of time.

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    I got an initial email saying I was on a list - and then nothing. I was more curious about it than anything.

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    I didn't have to wait, you might want to go back to the site and sign in again for an invite! They have become very busy and you don't have to use facebook, or twitter or anything else! I wasn't that impressed when I joined, just did it to appease a girl friend! NOW I am addicted! I love Pinterest!
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    I got in right away, when I got an invite from a friend...

    You can get invites here on FB, there are plenty Pinterest lovers to invite you. Enjoy!

    Need a Pinterest Invite? Someone from our FB page will invite you.


    See you around on Pinterest!

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    I got the same invite but only had to wait a few days. Now that I have joined I havent a clue how to use it. I didnt go through facebook either. It is just a option.
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    I think maybe it's a marketing ploy? If people think it's "exclusive" they want to get in.

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