Because I have a MSTie coworker, and I’d love for this to be available to her (and anyone else who wants to join us)
You should be able to join anytime. Now- they won’t have the Backer flair if they weren’t backers, but they should be able to sign up at will.
My husband joined using his email address, while mine was the Kickstarter account. I was able to send him an invitation, which you could do for your coworker. Plus, you get a new piece of flair when they accept.
You should by now have the power to generate invites, whether they are required or not. Look in your Profile to see if there is an Invites option. (There are badges associated with invites. )
When I first joined I just texted my (non-backer) friend a link to the site, and he was able to sign up easily. I didn’t even realize “formal” invites were a thing (this was within the first hour or less of making my account).
Thanks, everyone! I’ve sent her an invite
Don’t forget to teach her the secret handshake!
(We have one of those, right?)