• Subject: Shakespeare and "registration" was RE: CGIDEV2 and Sign-ups ( was Mixing GET and POST Methods)
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 12:03:15 -0700

Falstaff said something to the effect of "He who steals my purse steals
trash, but he who steals my good name..." I think with Falstaff it was kind
of a tossup.  

My only objection to registration is the obvious market research and the
amount of work required on some sites.  The way I handle it on sites where I
really want whatever they want me to "register" to get is to lie.  It gets
pretty easy after a while.  Name, gender, birthdate, occupation, income....
are all whatever you say they are.  I'd like to think people are renting
many conflicting versions of me. Some of the forms are really time
consuming.  I can fill out the normal freebie trade magazine form on paper
two or three times as fast as the web version.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Stone [mailto:brad@bvstools.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 11:04 AM
> To: WEB400@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: CGIDEV2 and Sign-ups ( was Mixing GET and POST Methods)
> Then why have it at all?  I can email the author, revisit
> the site, or post on mailing lists my problems and get
> answers.
> You know that's not the only reason they want that info.
> Names are worth more than software in today's world.  
> I'm not bent, either.  *snicker*
> Brad
> On Tue, 7 Aug 2001 08:24:14 -0400
>  jon.paris@e400.com wrote:
> > 
> >  >> Small correction.  Requireing signup information
> > isn't "free" in my
> > book.  :)
> > 
> > I wish I could understand why people get so bent out of
> > shape over "signing
> > up".  Providing the site _only_ uses it to notify me of
> > essential updates
> > etc. just where is the problem?  I don't sign-up for any
> > site that doesn't
> > give me the option to say "don't send annoying
> > promotional stuff" but in
> > the case of sites like easy400 the sign up basically the
> > same as here on
> > the list.  What's the big hairy deal?
> > 
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