October 1st, 2013 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: This is INEXCUSABLE for a website to do this, and there’s no way to opt out of this to view the site. And no, I didn’t enter my E-mail address. Just WHO signed off on this, anyway?
Vincent Flanders’ comments: This silly technique of requiring new visitors to register is a favorite of trendy, online retailers. Fab.com used to do it, but finally wised up. This technique annoys me no end because it adds an annoying extra step. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: use a throwaway email address. The folks at Touch of Modern should have caught on to the fact that the email address I used to access the site—email@example.com—is a throwaway address. Got me inside their site like a champ, though. Here’s a screenshot of what was inside when I visited.
If you’re faced with this kind of problem, here’s an article from 2012 that features a bunch of services to generate fake email addresses—I mean “disposable email providers”. Please note: some websites are wise to this technique and have blacklisted some/many/all of these services. Please only use these services for website registration or to send me suggestions for the Daily Sucker . BTW, don’t email me from your work address. Especially if you’re submitting your company’s website .