Yes, just use this link and fill in your friend's email address. They will be able to choose their own handle once they register. The invitation will include your MetaFilter username and a link to your member profile so they know who gave them the gift. (tags: metafiltergiftaccountspaypal ) November 16, 2006 - permalink - back to questions
I want an account but I don't want to use PayPal. What do I do?
I signed up but had a PayPal problem and now they say my username isn't available. What now?
When you start the sign up process, your username is reserved. If you don't finish signing up for some reason, the username is still reserved. If you come back to try to sign up again, you'll find the username is already taken. But it's taken by you! To fix this, just try to log in to the site with the username you've chosen and you should be prompted to go through the remainder of the sign up process. If not, just contact us and we'll see if we can figure out what's going on. (tags: usernamepaypal ) September 23, 2010 - permalink - back to questions