I know the NYTimes has a MeFi login, what others are out there? February 28, 2002 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Recently I needed to do some research and began to use the Ajeeb translation site. You need to be registered to use it, so on a whim I used username and password: mefi. To my surprise, they worked. I know the NYTimes has a MeFi login, what others are out there? A list would be nice.
posted by cell divide to MetaFilter-Related at 12:34 PM (14 comments total)

A publicized list would also be a bit of a bad idea.
posted by Su at 1:17 PM on February 28, 2002

There was a general consesus a while back that while there are people who do not wish to register for free services, it would be wrong to have list of all services where common accounts exist.
posted by riffola at 1:22 PM on February 28, 2002

A list of sites where mefi/mefi works is irrelevant. It works at any site. When you get a prompt asking you for an account name, try mefi/mefi. If it doesn't work, create such an account yourself so it'll work for the next person. Take a penny, leave a penny.
posted by kindall at 1:28 PM on February 28, 2002

Speaking of translation sites (I know we weren't but...), does anyone know a good Hindi -> English site?
posted by nprigoda at 1:38 PM on February 28, 2002

doh! good points all. Anyway is the standard login/pasword to me mefi mefi? Because I remember that some might be metafi metafi

posted by cell divide at 1:42 PM on February 28, 2002

metafilter, metafi, mefi
posted by riffola at 2:02 PM on February 28, 2002

Nadia, I don't think there are any free Hindi to English translation sites.
posted by riffola at 2:06 PM on February 28, 2002

If it's not feasible to make a list, then at the very least there should be consistency in the username/password. If anyone's using metafi/metafi they should know it's not going to be as useful and will cause confusion.

OR people could just start using as many variants as they want: metafilter/metafilter, meta/meta, etc. So whatever a MeFi user chooses to put into the fields will eventually work. And if it doesn't work at a given site, just create a new account using that combination. I personally don't recommend it, because it increases the workload unnecessarily.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:08 PM on February 28, 2002

Back when I used to read slashdot, a common l/p seemed to be cypherpunks/cypherpunks. I still give it a shot at sites before I register & it still quite frequently works.
posted by zempf at 2:20 PM on February 28, 2002

or cpunks/cpunks
posted by whatnotever at 2:21 PM on February 28, 2002

ummm. do these tricks work on pornography sites as well? I'm only asking...for a friend. Yeah, this guy I know. His name's...Edgar.
posted by ColdChef at 2:50 PM on February 28, 2002

all the nytimes logins haven't worked for a long time so i've had to use my own.. sure, i could use my own anyway, but i feel paranoid about that stuff when using school/public computers...
posted by lotsofno at 5:50 PM on February 28, 2002

The combination to a combination lock which will accept any combination is not a terribly compelling subject. Although it is kind of cool to think that Metafilter is marking its trail all around the Web.....
posted by ParisParamus at 7:35 PM on February 28, 2002

Helter/Skelter and Shaq/Attack often work, I've found.
posted by Neale at 5:12 AM on March 1, 2002

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