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wingman2469 years ago
Now we have to wait until the 21st such a long time...
Goodhart9 years ago
I got one last vote in before they closed.....
domino999 years ago
There is no way that I'm going to endorse this site now that they force you to register simply to list all steps on one page. Crap like that is why I have to have a "spam-only" e-mail address. Go to hell.
Bran domino999 years ago
It seems the All Steps problem has been solved, as you have an account. Oh and Instructables has a be nice policy.
domino99 Bran9 years ago
You're right, and I apologize for the tone, but not the objection. Adding additional hoops to site usage, which can have the sole purpose of either spamming my e-mail address themselves or selling it so that others may do so, is NOT nice.
Bran domino999 years ago
Spamming how? The only thing Instructables sends me is comment notifications and the newsletter, both of which can be disabled.
domino99 Bran9 years ago
Why the need to provide an e-mail address, then? I understand the purpose of registration in order to comment--but simply to view an entry's steps on one page???
Bran domino999 years ago
It's been a while since I joined, and things have changed in the registration process, but I believe you need to give an email address to be able to get your activation code, which helps prevent spammers from making quick accounts. It might be a hassle, but it helps in the long run. I'm not sure why about the All-steps thing, but I don't think it's that big of a deal to click each step, except for iBles like TimAnderson's 50 Nifty Tricks and such.
ll.13 Bran9 years ago
Or there's add /?ALLSTEPS on the end of the URL, I do that if I probably won't be logging in. ;-)
Most email sites I go to require you to give them an email address for account verification. And the only reason that they don't allow all steps by outside members is to encourage membership. From my experience, after you register, you get less "spam", in the form of fewer advertisements in the instructables.
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