[thelist] web site registration

Norman Beresford n.beresford at anansi.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 11:35:15 CST 2001

Hi Bruce

I hate to do it, but I think it is the way forward.  Which is why I think
some form of "sign in once" system is going to take off.  Whether it'll be
Hailstorm or Liberty I don't know, but one will!


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Bruce Lawson
> Sent: 31 October 2001 17:26
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> Subject: [thelist] web site registration
> my boss is talking about making people register to read the content on our
> web site.
> I believe that most users *hate* giving an email address (and maybe a
> password too) when  they surf to a site. I know that I never
> follow links to
> the NY Times (say) because it requires me to register in order to
> go beyond
> the Front Page, whereas the LA Times doesn't.
> Am I alone in not wishing to give out my email address 10 times a day - or
> should i just accept it as an inevitable development of the web?
> Bruce Lawson
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