Horrible interaction: The Names Database signup form

Gavin sent me an invitation way back in June to join The Names Database. This morning, having received the final reminder email, I decided to signup.

However, it seems that I have to invite 5 people (5 people who have never been told about this service) before I can join.

Don't know 5 people?  Sorry. You can try adding fake people, but chances are someone already tried those ([email protected] - already invited).

Only force people to do something that they must do. This does not include telling other people about your 'service.'

It looks like this is owned by the same people who brought you Classmates.com, so I think it's worth skipping anyway.

Update, August 6, 2007

Somehow was I not only added to the Names Database, but I also ended up on Classmates.com. Odd that I didn't sign up for that, but ...  Also, I didn't even think I signed up to Names Database.

Very odd ... 

I'm off Classmates.com (again), but I'll have to wait to hear back from the Names Database people until I'm off that site.