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BugMeNot
Lets say you’re browsing web and at one point you click a link to an article on a site (eg. nytimes.com) but instead of getting the article you get a screen asking you to signin or register. Eventhough there may be a good reason behind it, I hate when this happens especially when I am forced to complete signup knowing that it’s my first and only visit to that website.

Cool thing about internet is that whatever is expensive or annoying never lasts long, one way or another users will find a way around it. For above problem we got bugmenot.com which can instantly provide you with bogus username/pass combination for almost 150.000 ‘must register to access’ websites(news sites, forums, social networks and so on). There are 3 ways you can use bugmenot

  • go to bugmenot.com, enter URL of the website into provided field and press ‘get logins’
  • OR get bugmeornot bookmarklet by simply adding bugmeronot.com to your bookmarks. Once done, simply click on a bookmarklet next time you need bogus login details
  • OR install bugmeornot firefox addon.

Things are rather straightforward here so you should be just fine getting it to work in no time, If you experience some unexpected problems check out bugmenot’s FAQ section here. You may also have a look there in case you’re bothered about ethical issues related to the service. All users accounts available at bugmenot.com were originally submitted by other users for public use. In case you’ll like it and at particular point come across a website not listed in bugmenot’s database consider submitting one yourself to make it better. Enjoy!

  1. Aibek
    August 9, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    That's an only one I aware of. But even if there are more similar sites I am pretty sure that BugMeNot is the most popular one. Anyways, please let me know if you find something similar.

  2. Manu
    August 9, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Is BugMeNot the only one of it's kind? Are you aware of other such sites.

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