I do not consent to website scraping!

From the desk of the Chief Editor:

Underscore Times has reason to believe its articles have been scraped and used to train commercially available large language model products.

In an effort to combat this theft, all articles have been put behind a membership wall. — It is easy for legitimate readers to sign up for an account, but extraordinarily more complex for bad actors to do so to continue scraping this website undetected.

As an avid reader of many online outlets, I understand the inconvenience this poses to readers, and I apologize for it, but there does not appear to be any reasonable alternative.

Take solace in knowing that you will only ever have to sign up for an account one time, and it costs less than a minute of your day to do so. I hope this does not discourage you from reading my publications in the future.