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It really annoys me how when you want
say something to somebody just for the
one time or maybe just one other time,
maybe you wanna download just this one
thing...you gotta make an identity with
that website/board/message service/
download site, and
you gotta wait for their e-mail
confirmation link, and all sorts of other
bullshit. This one time all I wanted to do
was vote for this guy's podcast, as a
to him 'cause, y'know, I liked the 'cast,
the directory site wanted me to register
Fuck that! No vote, sorry Starkcast.
Seems like it wouldn't be difficult for,
AIM screen names to be recognized by
multiple boards and used as an
across-the-board(s) identity. You could
always make another screenname if you
don't want people to know it's "you."
Of course there'd have to be a reaper
service, deleting screennames unused for
a certain amount of time, like a year or
I could live with that.
In case you happen to give a shit, the podcast I mentioned. [Eugene, Jun 16 2005]
Make and destroy in zero steps!
Just make up a random email as you sign up. If you need to check for a password, well you can! [not_only_but_also, Jun 16 2005]
Get already existing id's.
It's hit or miss with this. [miggavin, May 30 2006]
||You can get programs that allow you to quickly recall this information and it fills out the form for you. I'm pretty sure in windows somewhere there is like, an 'auto-remember' feature that you can enable, no?
||If you own a domain and have catch-all email, you can use, (examples:)
[To make sure you know if they spam you)
[To let them know]
||What [half] said. Widely known to exist, shirley.
||Actually, there's a flip-side to this whole problem. Assume the problem described in the core idea here were to find a readily available solution, and there were brought into being a culture of one-identity one-signup with no associated problems of identity spoofing or unwanted trails of spammability. There's the further problem in that in the described scenario, it's likely that the user might drop a comment and then run - probably never to return under their own volition (and in my case, quite likely because I've entirely forgotten I ever went there, let alone what I said to who). How does one keep track of the fan-out of one's ephemeral literary influence on the infosphere? Suppose someone finds what you wrote actually witty enough to respond? How does this edification chase after you to deliver the goodies?
||Thing is, I'm too lazy for all that shit. I
want to eliminate the sign-up process
entirely and just have any website,
board or service recognize me
||Password authentication is the real problem here. Registering for a website puts a lot of trust in the administrator since most people use the same password for everything. Forcing the same username for everything just makes this that much less secure.