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Alexander King
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Hi all!

Have a quick question - thought you all might be able to point me in the right direction.

I and some friends are trying to get a small gaming night together. Nothing public, just a night of gaming among friends.

I have been looking around for a website (kindof like Evite) that will allow me to create an event and invite people to it, but Evite doesn't cut it because I would like to have the following tools:

The ability to leave the date open and let people put in their availability within a time frame

The ability to have polls on the event page so we can decide on the big game of the night

Plus all of the other usual party tools like photos, map to the location, email or sms updates etc.

I know meetup.com comes close, but something free is preferable.

Yes, I know I could make my own website, or do it manually, etc etc - but before I go that route I was hoping I might get a break from someone else's experience here.

Thanks in advance!!!!!!
 
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Check into Renkoo.com. It's designed for when you want an event but you don't know exactly where yet. You let people chat until you "Finalize the Plan" and then send that out. You get RSVPs and updates by SMS and chat if you set that up.

It's really good with the maps. It doesn't have photos though or polls that I know of. Mostly the decisions have to made via emails.

John
 
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I've been using Doodle.com to get small groups of people together. Works great. You can create polls for available date/time slots, favorite games or basically anything you can think of to poll. The great part is that your guests don't have to register for an account to answer or edit their response. There's a bit more for the organizer to do (setting up a poll), but it's a breeze for your guests, and that's what it's all about, right?

It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it, but if you need help you can send me a geek mail.
 
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You could try Meetup.com if you don't mind paying money for something that should basically be free.
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Have you looked at Google Calendar?

http://calendar.google.com

I don't use all of its bells and whistles, but calendar + picasa + gmail = A lot of interoperability that I don't use.
 
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Ain't modern technology great? We get to ask complete strangers (albiet not face-to-face) how to get together with a group of our own friends.
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I'm pretty sure eVite does all that. It definitely does polls (either "write in" or "pick from these options") and it lets you ask people to pick the best date from a range...
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Thanks all for the quick response!!!!

I too agree how odd it is asking strangers on how to meet up with friends

 
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cferejohn wrote:
I'm pretty sure eVite does all that. It definitely does polls (either "write in" or "pick from these options") and it lets you ask people to pick the best date from a range...


I was going to post the same, i'm pretty sure evite does all that. It allows polls, and lets people choose a date. it also allows for pictures after the event.

 
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I had tried to setup an invite on Evite and didn't realize that you had to go to the Advanced settings to allow invitee's the ability to vote on dates.

Thanks for the info!
 
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