Hmm... I just dropped in at Bits duJour earlier to see what deals are coming up for the next week and - I could only see a couple days of deals. They just put a lock on their Future Deals page and you must register and log in to see more than two days of deals now.
I noticed that, and thought it strange, annoying and pointless, unless they intend to harvest the e-mail addresses and sell them.
No explanation given that I can find. There is a link for "more info" but it just took me to their forum where a thread about this was filled with a lot of folks complaining about having to log in and allow cookies. The admin there, Nico, mentioned that he wants to "…incentivize people to sign up and log in". Why the hell would he want to motivate people to have to log in to see his Future Deals??
Beats me - unless you subscribe to the sinister explanation above... I already am signed up for their weekly list, and had subscribed via two different addresses on different days to get overlapping lists. But I would still like to see forthcoming attractions without fuss.
(I'm not going to use that neologism Nico used!).
Sound fellow! I came across another unpleasant mangling of the language the other day - "disablism"