FAQ: What Do I Do If A Link Wants Me To Register To Read It?

We link to a lot of stories in the course of writing for VDARE.com, and some of them, in their quest for advertising revenue, ask you to register and login before you can read them, including the New York Times, LA Times, and Washington Post. You never have to do that on VDARE.com, since your contributions mean we don`t have to sell ads.

This is a different issue from the journals of opinion that hide a lot of their content behind subscriber walls, which to my mind misses the point of having a journal of opinion. However, since these journals include The Weekly Standard, Commentary, and National Review, this may work out for the best. But the reason I`m mentioning this is that there`s a service called Bugmenot.com, which “was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times).” It provides you with passwords for the “Registration Required” sites, but not the subscription sites, of course. There`s a tutorial here, and their frequently asked questions are here.

So you don`t have to register for any of these sites, if you don`t want to.