What's the name of that site with shared community passwords?
January 22, 2005 12:43 PM   Subscribe

I know I've seen the site before, but after repeated searching through Metafilter and Google, I still couln't find it. Where is the site that has community passwords so you don't need to register for many websites ranging from news sites to random sites.
Thanks and sorry if this is the wrong spot for this.
posted by Like the Reef to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by muckster at 12:46 PM on January 22, 2005

Hmmm...quick answer: Bugmenot
posted by rooftop secrets at 12:47 PM on January 22, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks
posted by Like the Reef at 1:00 PM on January 22, 2005

If you use Firefox, this extension is particularly helpful.
posted by purephase at 1:37 PM on January 22, 2005

purephase, how does it work?
posted by matteo at 1:56 PM on January 22, 2005

matteo, when you are on a login page you can select bugmenot from the context menu. This opens a popup with the login and password provided for the site (if there's one available, of course). The newer versions of this extension may fill in the fields directly.
posted by sic at 1:59 PM on January 22, 2005

i can confirm that the newest version fills in the fields automagically....it is wonderful to say the least.
posted by mmascolino at 2:10 PM on January 22, 2005

The newest Bugmenot extension also only shows up in the context menu when you select it from inside a form field. A nice touch that confused many, unfortunately.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 8:01 PM on January 22, 2005

For anyone who hits news login pages a lot, that spectacular bugmenot extension is reason alone to switch to firefox. Right click and you're in. ("Automagically" is a fantastic word.)
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:49 AM on January 23, 2005

I just came across that word today, in the book How To Read Donald Duck. From the footnote: "A word-play on the advertising slogan for a washing machine, which cleans 'automagicamente' (automatically and magically)."
posted by ism at 6:27 PM on January 23, 2005

I discovered "automagically" from the wonderful Hacker's Jargon Dictionary (available in millions of places since I first saw it online in 1994). People, even senior manglement, rarely need to have it explained in context.
posted by OneOliveShort at 7:23 PM on January 23, 2005

Oh and yes, this was exactly the place to post this, Like the Reef.
posted by pmurray63 at 8:56 PM on January 23, 2005

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