May 17th, 2015 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: There was a targeted ad on a site I was visiting (I think BBC). The image looked cool, so I figured I’d check out the site.
You can’t even browse the site unless you create an account.
Let me repeat that:
This is a site that sells stuff. You can’t even look at what they have to sell, unless you give up your email or Facebook account first. Needless to say, I just navigated away, and have no plans to return.
Oh, I’m also exactly the kind of customer they want; with one exception. I don’t feel like giving some hipster my private info on the off chance they might have something I want to buy (which, I imagine, requires a DNA sample). PLONK
Vincent Flanders’ comments: Fab—remember the jerkoff Fab website? They also made you register before you could see anything but even hipster-douchebag Fab stopped using this stupid technique. What kind of idiot do The Touch of Modern folks think I am? Do they think I’m going to register just to see fucking furniture?
Hitler hated the Jews. The KKK hates blacks (and a lot of other types). I hate STOOPID people. Not people who are born with low intelligence; I hate really smart people who do stupid shit like make you register to see your website.
As I’ve said since 1996, people will only wait for a website to load or will register if they can see pictures of naked and/or dead bodies.
It’s entirely possible I’ve used this site before. I think I’ve used three other sites who make you register before you can see the website.