Inviting existing user to a private topic via email shows error message


(Arpit Jalan) #1

When an existing user is invited to a private topic via email, the inviter sees this (error) message:

Sorry, we couldn’t invite that person. Perhaps they have already been invited? (Invites are rate limited)

However, behind the scenes we do add invited user to a private topic / group as per:

This is confusing for inviter as they have no idea we have already added invited user to that private topic / group.

IMO, we should change the message to say:

That user already has an account, they have been added to {group}/{message} and a notification has been sent to them to view this topic.

And then send invited user a notification (like we do when inviting via username).

Added on my list to improve this. :memo:


(Jeff Atwood) #2

This is more like a bug, really, since the “error” is completely wrong in this case.

It’s specific to personal / private messages?


(Arpit Jalan) #3

This issue is specific to private topics (category with a security setting restricted to group) and only comes in action only when inviting an existing user via email.


(Arpit Jalan) #4

Fixed via:


(Arpit Jalan) #5