Has the nytimes login workaround http://www10.nytimes
August 7, 2000 5:19 PM   Subscribe

Has the nytimes login workaround http://www10.nytimes stopped working as well? I'm getting a login page. First partners.nytimes, now www10... what's the world coming to?
posted by Neale (17 comments total)
You could just sign up and work around the work around?
posted by internook at 5:43 PM on August 7, 2000

yah, i never saw what the big deal was. but some folks dislike cookies, and unless you enable cookies, registering will do no good.
posted by quonsar at 5:46 PM on August 7, 2000

it's the principle of the thing, man! :-)

It's sort of a low-grade boycott: I just want the news, no frills, no logins, no cookies. There are plenty of places to get news, so if the nytimes wants to make themselves harder to get news from, I'll go elsewhere.

Not too complicated :-)

posted by Mars Saxman at 7:09 PM on August 7, 2000

When you register and give your email address, be sure to use the help@ address for a large domain: and choose all the options possible to get mail/spam. Maybe after enough people do this they will get the idea that login's aren't all that helpful. Just a thought.
posted by greyscale at 7:26 PM on August 7, 2000

http://partners.nytimes.com still works
posted by efader at 10:43 PM on August 7, 2000

Didn't there used to be cipherpunk/cipherpunk, or "something"?
posted by holloway at 10:48 PM on August 7, 2000

It's channel.nytimes.com now. Took me forty seconds to find the new host... Silly rabbits, tricks like that are for kids.
posted by Nic at 1:06 AM on August 8, 2000

Thanks everyone, especially Nic. I tried the cypherpunk thing, and it didn't work (though it appears there are 340 registered cypherpunks).
posted by Neale at 3:16 AM on August 8, 2000

Works for me. Speaking of, that feed site, someone took the time and the enrgy to steal it from thewerks.com site. How sad, I mean, investing 35 mil into a site, only to have the flash intro be an unbelievable rip-off of a rather well known site.
posted by tiaka at 4:32 AM on August 8, 2000

I just want the news, no frills, no logins, no cookies.

Then don't use the NY Times. There are tons of other free anonymous news sites. If you really like the Times's take that much, I think it's a small price to pay to have a cookie on your computer that you can delete at any time.
posted by daveadams at 8:19 AM on August 8, 2000

No, the price I pay is that every time I clean out my cookies, or want to use another of the seven or eight machines in my office that I reguarly use, I have to re-register. And, if I want to mail or post a link to an article, everyone else then has to register to read it. Besides, it takes less time to find the new "secret" host than to register!
posted by Nic at 9:17 AM on August 8, 2000

I'm not big on the whole registering thing, but yeah, when you think about it, who cares if they manage to gather some small amount of info on what stories you read and what page you last viewed, if they think you're Mr. Ping E. Lee of Pyongyang, North Korea. :) Unless you have a static IP address registered to your own home address, that is ... that would be far more annoying.
posted by aaron at 1:17 PM on August 8, 2000

Nic, how did you find the right host name?
posted by sudama at 5:59 PM on August 8, 2000

yeah Nic, what combination of whois and nslookup etc did you use to find these treasures?
posted by greyscale at 7:02 PM on August 8, 2000

The NY Times is producing a product. The price they charge is registration. You can pay the price or not. It's your choice.

Isn't circumventing their free registration system pretty similar to stealing content from a site that charges money for it's content?
posted by erogers at 6:48 AM on August 9, 2000

Registration-required sites seem to be more of a nuisance for linking than for reading, which is why webloggers seem to dislike the NYT. If you link to an article, you don't know if someone else following that link has a cookie or not. Yeah, there are a lot of other good papers that don't require registration; somebody wake me when the NYT wants me to read their articles (and view their ads).
posted by harmful at 7:54 AM on August 9, 2000

Do what I did -- create a username/password combo for your blog. Then, when you link, give that un/pw for your readers to use. Voila.
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