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Disclosed is a system applied to an electronic invitation system that provides the capability to allow one invitee to accept or reject an invitation for an event on behalf of others.
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System and method for social event acceptance
Web-based social event scheduling tools allow users to schedule an event, inviting people by associated email address with no further knowledge of relationships within the list invited. This often results in related individuals (e.g., couples, parents and children, etc.), being invited separately. Thus, two invitees that might respond together are forced to respond separately; there is no option for one to answer for both, and then only the status of the one answering is updated. The one who did not answer still shows as "undecided."
A method is needed to allow electronic invitees to associate with others on the list, and
answer for one or more persons as a group. For instance, if a couple is individually invited, then one may reply for both invitees, and both states are updated. In a business environment, the same feature may be desired. For example, a department manager may accept a meeting invitation for some or all of the department members in the invitation list as "mandatory".
The system provides the capability within social or professional event scheduling to allow one invitee to accept or reject an invitation for an event on behalf of others. The system includes a method for a user to accept invitations for others on an ad-hoc basis. The right to accept for another is by event, not as a configuration for all future events. When one user accepts or rejects an invitation on behalf of another, the system provide...