NYT Guidelines July 10, 2002 1:56 PM   Subscribe

If you're posting an NYTimes link, can you please try to follow this guideline:

Another tough day for Wall Street (auto). Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetaur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

I put the HTML code on the inside.
posted by geoff. to Etiquette/Policy at 1:56 PM (16 comments total)

Here's the HTML code:
<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-markets-stocks.html">
Another tough day for Wall Street</a> (<a href="http://www.majcher.com/nytview.html?url=http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-markets-stocks.html&submit">auto</a>).
What's important is the &submit at the end. It will register and redirect automatically (or at least it does for me in Mozilla1.0 and IE).

It may take some extra time but it'd help a lot of people with their NYTimes login problems.
posted by geoff. at 1:58 PM on July 10, 2002

About the "Lorem ipsum" thing
posted by matteo at 2:03 PM on July 10, 2002

posted by th3ph17 at 2:07 PM on July 10, 2002

It's nice, until I hit the back browser button. I had to use the pull down and skip over the auto-pages to get back here.

Why are you people not registering? Am I missing something here?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:19 PM on July 10, 2002

Tried it five times and the NYT reg gave me login errors on four of them. It didn't like my email twice and "France, Metropolitan" for City on the other two.

Easier just to login.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:20 PM on July 10, 2002

using IE, the first time i ended up at http://www.majcher.com/nytview.html with no redirection and no automatic submit. second try landed me at a login error page at NYT. drawing board...
posted by quonsar at 2:44 PM on July 10, 2002

Wow, I haven't got any errors -- ever. Maybe I'm just lucky.
posted by geoff. at 3:15 PM on July 10, 2002

Worked for me.
posted by rotifer at 3:23 PM on July 10, 2002

third time was a charm. probably OS rot. getting near time to reinstall.
posted by quonsar at 3:25 PM on July 10, 2002

Not sure how I feel about this. I have no problem using metafilter/metafilter, but giving the NYT phony logins and email addresses? It seems like a needless gumming up of their database. They are saying if you want to use their site, please register. It's not a huge obstacle and there are plenty of other sites that don't require registration. Using metafilter/metafilter at least allows them to track where people are coming from, and doesn't create hundreds of phony accounts.

Anyway it's not a huge moral issue, but I am not sure if it's a good idea. Isn't there a way to do @login&username=metafilter&password=metafilter@ or something like that?
posted by cell divide at 4:12 PM on July 10, 2002

Cell Divide: When a site requires me to register for no obvious reason with no particular benefit for doing so, I give a phony e-mail address along with phoney everything else I can get away with(I "live" at 742 Evergreen Terrace), and I'm willing to guess a lot of people do this. The only reason the username is "real" is that I have to remember it. How are personal fake listings any better than just plain fake/communal ones?
posted by Su at 5:12 PM on July 10, 2002

my preferred method for posting nyt links:

use the website's built in 'email this article' feature (top right hand corner of the page, under the masthead) and send it to yourself. this process generates a url that works for anyone, even people without an nyt login. for example:

look, it's evanizer's ashtray!

i don't know if these 'generated links' ever expire, but they certainly have a long shelf life; i posted one such link to spofi more than four months ago and it still works fine.
posted by mlang at 5:53 PM on July 10, 2002

nice, simple trick, mlang. thanks...
posted by machaus at 6:27 PM on July 10, 2002

We've been over this before.
posted by donkeyschlong at 8:12 PM on July 10, 2002

And it works great donkeyschlong.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 9:03 PM on July 10, 2002

mlang's trick works with WSJ links, too. Rock on!
posted by me3dia at 12:45 PM on July 12, 2002

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