How many times have you been told to signup before to view the page. I bet there are many such irritating experiences. Be it forums or websites, they need to know people don’t like the concept of asking to register/paid membership. However there is one loophole to this system.
Though these websites/forums block you to view the content, they can’t dare to block google from crawling their site. In this trick i’ll teach you how to cheat those sites claiming yourself as a googlebot.
> > Install a extension known as User Agent Switcher for Firefox. Go to Tools > User Agent Switcher > Options > Options.
> Select ‘User Agent’ on the left and click ‘Add’.
> Copy paste crawl-66-249-66-1.googlebot.com in description and Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html) in user agent fields.
Now select > User Agent Switcher > crawl-66-249-66-1.googlebot.com and browse through any website without mess of registering.
> Press ctrl+shift+I(windows) or cmd+alt+I(mac) and click on small settings icon on bottom right corner. Check override box and select other from drop down menu and copy paste Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html) in the box beside & hit enter.
Note: for some versions of chrome the above trick might not work as expected. In that case find and find a good user agent extension for chrome and add google bot user agent using it.
Alternately you could use this great website called BugMeNot which has login details of almost every site. Have Fun!!