When connecting to certain people, I get an error message : "Unable to connect to NAME. Try again later."
I only have had this error with two specific people (colleagues, 2nd connections, both located in Belgium). There seems nothing special about their profile, the "connect" button is displayed, I can click on it like always, get the option to add a note, etc. And with our without note, I always get the same error message.
And this does not happen with other people, I connect daily with others, so it does not seem to be about a connection limit (I only have 2500), or about too many invitations sent (I stay largely within the 100 per week limit).
The only reason I can think of is that I had already send a request previously, and that they reported that they don't know me.
From LinkedIn :
If you don't know the person who sent you the invitation, you can also select the I don't know this person option that appears at the bottom left of the page after you click Ignore. This will prevent that member from sending you further invitations to connect. It also gives us feedback on whether we may need to restrict the sender's account.
Could someone confirm that this is the reason, or am I missing something ?
It seems the most logical explanation, but it "contradicts" LinkedIn's policy to not show that type of information (like people disconnecting from you, or ignoring your invitations, etc.). They could just let you send the request, and then not deliver it to the other person (as s.he already affirmed not knowing that person).