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I found that Stack Overflow profiles are invitation-only. see the link. I tried to invite my gmail id but i am getting An invitation request has already been made for this email address. (I have attached screenshot of this.) But I didn't get any invitation in gmail.

How to create Profile in Careers 2.0. I am a regular user of stack overflow you can get my account in the below link:

http://stackoverflow.com/users/111988/sunil-kumar-sahoo

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Did you request an invite? Why not? –  Oded Jan 18 '12 at 14:40
    
How to request invite? I have mentioned everything whatever i did. –  Sunil Kumar Sahoo Jan 18 '12 at 14:40
    
I've heard people claim that there is an auto invite system for active SO users. But I don't know if such a system actually exists or works. –  CodesInChaos Jan 18 '12 at 14:42
    
Then it was already requested. Getting an invite is not automatic, you know. They actually look at the details you posted to decide if they want to give one out. –  Oded Jan 18 '12 at 14:43
    
What I need to do now? –  Sunil Kumar Sahoo Jan 18 '12 at 14:49
    
@CodeInChaos: Yes, there is an automatically invite if you reach a certain threshold in a (certain?) tag. Don't ask me about details... –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 18 '12 at 14:51

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Requested invites go into a queue, invites do not go out immediately. This message means you already have a request in queue.

We process this queue manually, so it might take a few days for your request to be processed.

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Perhaps make the error message a bit clearer, so it's obvious that the invite hasn't been sent out yet, and that they need to wait until it's manually reviewed. –  CodesInChaos Jan 18 '12 at 15:17
    
I have made request more than one month before to the same email id. But didn't get still now Again I made request today –  Sunil Kumar Sahoo Jan 18 '12 at 15:18
    
And as we are on the topic of invites, does the auto-invite system actually exist/work? –  CodesInChaos Jan 18 '12 at 15:19
    
Does asking for an invite automatically mean an invite? Do you send out reject emails as well? –  Oded Jan 18 '12 at 15:30
    
@CodeInChaos yes there is an automatic system for invites that is based on your activity on SO, however how it works is magic and I am not allowed to pull the curtain back. –  Nick Larsen Jan 18 '12 at 19:15
    
@Oded we do reject candidates from the queue silently. The invite system goes through regular revisions, but I can tell you a few things for certain, particularly about the invite request. MOST of the invites tell us to look at the persons linked in, blog, github and/or stack overflow accounts, but do not link to them. That is guaranteed to get you rejected. Linking to an open source account which just has a bunch of cloned repos and no personal commits is also not going to get you in. –  Nick Larsen Jan 18 '12 at 19:20

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