galleon is easier then sha. anyway if you send a tell to Alone/Uprising they always send me invites. People say there elitist but they're really not if you just ask
Riiiiight because the endless amount of trolling from them.. GALLEON IS UP, WHISPER so and so.
Barring that, they will never advertise that he is up, and will usually just tag for themselves. Even if not a complete raid, just to prevent other people from starting a group for the kill, or having others join in.
Please don't confuse Alone with Uprising. I have never seen an Alone member trolling trade saying he is up. I have however seen an Uprising member say that and to whisper one of their officers (Bergg) for an invite, which I actually found kinda funny when I thought about Bergg getting mass whispers but probably wouldn't have if I wasn't near Galleon's spawn point and didn't know for sure that he actually wasn't up. I have also flown across Pandaria after being told there were whispers of Galleon spawning only to find out I had been trolled, it works both ways. Disappointing but not the end of the world, and kinda funny.
Either way, I can tell you that I have personally taken part in most of Alone's Galleon kills and I promise you, if we have the spots open we invite random people in the area asking for an invite. If you've missed those kills better luck next time or if you've been there and haven't received an invite it's either because we were full or because we had already pulled.
With Galleons respawn rate and both Uprising and Alone pushing for progression I hope you can understand that our top priority is to get a chance at loot for as many of our raiders as possible. We're usually scrambling trying to call/text people that aren't online and as a result we always make sure that we have extra room for our raiders if they are able to pop on last minute. That being said, there is no reason for us not to share the kill with people if we have the room since it's all individual loot, so we do. But we're also not going to spam general and trade chat looking for people to come kill it as that risks another group being formed and taking the kill ahead of us.
Just be happy you aren't on a high pop server like illidan where literally 40-50 people are camping him day and night. I've seen the livestreams of their server and it's absolutely ludicrous. Also, I was watching a livestream of Vodka last night where they had taken time out of their raiding to camp the BMAH and kill any alliance that dared enter just to have control of the bidding for a 509 cloth belt for one of their members. They had also dropped banners and were jumping in front of the auctioneer to make it harder for members of their own faction to click and bid.
So yea...no matter what you've seen on AP, it could be much much worse.