Site Registrations

Steven Den Beste has come up with what seems an inordinately complicated means of getting around the registration requirements of WaPo and other sites. It may be amusing for the techies amongst you, however.

Personally, I don’t mind telling them that I was born in 1900, am female, and am whatever the first thing is in each of the drop-down boxes. That’s the least I can do for their content. Since I’ve already done that, OTB readers can feel free to use the otbblog/jamesotb combo. [Actually, you’ll need to use my email address/jamesotb in this particular case.]

Hat tip: Wizbang!

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  1. Kathy K says:

    Or, as I wrote Den Beste, you can use Opera. Opera doesn’t work with whatever they are using (it used to keep going back to the registration page for some odd reason and they evidently got a lot of complaints), so they gave up and let anyone using Opera through. 😉

  2. Kate says:

    hmmm.. yeah, I’ve never had trouble accessing anything WaPo, and I use Opera.

  3. This is just a convoluted solution done by a geek with too much time on their hands.

  4. PoliBlogger says:

    I have a hard time getting too upset about registration to these sites since I am getting their content for free.

    Although I will grant sometimes it gets to be a bit silly, all the info they want.

    But still, I have never understood the outrage that registration generates in some quarters.