I just got a "special invitation" in my inbox to post a professional profile on SO careers 2.0. This invitation is said to expire in 15 days. I have always understood that it was free to post a profile on careers 2.0. Is there really a missed opportunity after the 15-day expiration date or is SO resorting to pressured salesmanship tactics to encourage users to post profiles?
It is free to join, but it's still invitation-only:
That first line there really should say "Stack Overflow Careers profiles" but that's another issue.
I don't know if it actually expires. A lot of companies don't actually expire things. I know the grocery store I worked at gave out fuel discounts that "expired after 14 days" (but they didn't, really).