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« on: December 20, 2006, 08:56:03 PM »
If you figured out the Texas Monthly clue of the month, then you can access the article on coal is the latest issue.


http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2007-01-01/feature4

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 08:52:39 AM »
So whose email address and TexasMonthly.com password are we supposed to use?  Or is there a hack workaround?

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 09:11:13 AM »
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So whose email address and TexasMonthly.com password are we supposed to use?  Or is there a hack workaround?


The devil is in the details. Consider that doing this likely is little different than  software piracy.

It perhaps could subject the poster and any users to legal sanctions.

It's not really worth going there.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 09:31:57 AM »
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Quote from: "RichardM"
So whose email address and TexasMonthly.com password are we supposed to use?  Or is there a hack workaround?

The devil is in the details. Consider that doing this likely is little different than software piracy.

It perhaps could subject the poster and any users to legal sanctions.

It's not really worth going there.

Good point.  I think my Dad still gets the magazine.  I can wait and read it at his house (assuming I can stand wading through all the ads).

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 09:47:10 AM »
i bet it's not worth texasmonthly.com pursuing anything, they have bigger fish to fry than e-tough guys

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 09:50:00 AM »
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So whose email address and TexasMonthly.com password are we supposed to use?  Or is there a hack workaround?

The devil is in the details. Consider that doing this likely is little different than software piracy.

It perhaps could subject the poster and any users to legal sanctions.

It's not really worth going there.

Good point.  I think my Dad still gets the magazine.  I can wait and read it at his house (assuming I can stand wading through all the ads).

Upon further review, TexasMonthly.com allows free online registration just like most newspapers.  However, how ethical it is to share the monthly access code is up for debate.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 10:19:44 AM »
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Upon further review, TexasMonthly.com allows free online registration just like most newspapers.  However, how ethical it is to share the monthly access code is up for debate.


Well, that would change everything. If you can sign up for free and then see the code in the magazine (or get it online from someone) then you would be using it under your own online subscription. How you got the code would be irrelevant because, after all, you could just buy the magazine at a newsstand, or see it in a library, and therefore not have a subscription. The issue was getting on the system to be able to put the code in. A free online subscription solves that.

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i bet it's not worth texasmonthly.com pursuing anything, they have bigger fish to fry than e-tough guys


That's not the point. If you don't have legal access then there are legal and ethical issues. Some are not troubled by that and easily rationalize such actions. However, the ability to e-rip info does not mean it is okay to do so, even if action against a person is unlikely.

And, please note, I am not suggesting you would do that, I am merely responding to your comment.

If you had a subscription site (and you disallowed a free subscription) you wouldn't want logons and passwords passed around for free use by anyone who could get the info.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006, 10:45:39 AM »
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If you had a subscription site (and you disallowed a free subscription) you wouldn't want logons and passwords passed around for free use by anyone who could get the info.

I've seen websites set up to do just that.  Personally, I just use my "throwaway" Yahoo email address to register.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 10:53:09 AM »
Funny, I'd thought of the legal/moral/ethical issues.  I just got the code by looking at the magazine in the check out stand.  I could have just as easily got the code from the magazine at a Dr's office, library, any waiting room, etc.  As long as you register I see no problem in accessing their system with the code that is provided in plain site in their magazine.  Check out another thread and I didn't "directly" post what the code is, I just gave some Jepordy / wheel of fortune type hints.  By all means, if you don't feel comfortable doing this, then certainly don't.  We've discussed Texas Monthly on the board.  My take on it is that they make tons of money off of their prolific advertising and I refuse to pay $$$$ to look ad advertising for a couple of articles.  To each his own.

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 11:18:02 AM »
From a subscriber and usability standpoint, this whole process makes their site very unusable.  You need a different code every month to look something up!  What a pain in the butt.

Why can't they just be like everyone else and tie their subscribers database to their web site.  Then you would always have access as long as you subscribe to the paper edition.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006, 12:26:05 PM »
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From a subscriber and usability standpoint, this whole process makes their site very unusable.  You need a different code every month to look something up!  What a pain in the butt.

Why can't they just be like everyone else and tie their subscribers database to their web site.  Then you would always have access as long as you subscribe to the paper edition.

I'm sorry, were you expecting logic from Texas Monthly?   :roll:  Next you'll expect page numbers on all the pages in their ad-azine.

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2006, 03:47:27 PM »
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From a subscriber and usability standpoint, this whole process makes their site very unusable.  You need a different code every month to look something up!  What a pain in the butt.

Why can't they just be like everyone else and tie their subscribers database to their web site.  Then you would always have access as long as you subscribe to the paper edition.


That's why they will never be as successful as YouTube...which not only does not require you to register, they don't even make you look at ads.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2006, 03:57:51 PM »
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I'm sorry, were you expecting logic from Texas Monthly?   :roll:  Next you'll expect page numbers on all the pages in their ad-azine.


I haven't seen a TX Monthly in a long time. To see something similar that is worse, look at New Mexico Magazine. It is a rough counterpart to AZ or TX Highways but close to 3/4 of the magazine is ads, frequently taking up 2/3 of the page (there are many full page ads at the back). This is so all the cutesy Santa Fe businesses can attract all that TX and CA money selling doodads that the people who live here mostly avoid as kitsch.

I always thought it extremely tacky to have an official state publication looking like this, but the legislature will not fund publication costs.

The best part of each edition is the 'One of our Fifty is Missing' page wherein are recounted the ignorant encounters residents have with out-of-staters who think the state is in Mexico and who are amazed that English is spoken so well...just like Americans! And, it's not just individuals....comp anies and state/federal governmental entities make the same wrong assumption. The examples given are usually hilarious, but it's real sad when you consider how uniformed some folks are.
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