I use SSRN extensively in my work. From time to time, I even use SSRN to find my own papers. (Sometimes (often), it's just much easier for me to go on my own research page and click on the SSRN link than search through my directory)
I think as a result of this and my regular downloads of other people's papers, SSRN has flagged me as a user with an "unusual download pattern":
We have observed an unusual download pattern.
The reason why this might happen:
Accessing through a proxy server Having problems downloading a paper Accidentally downloading a paper too frequently
Please consider signing in or creating a free account. You can continue downloading this paper and you will no longer see this page. It also helps us track reader interest and provide accurate download counts to our authors and readers.
As explained above, I am not "accidentally downloading a paper too frequently", I am rather purposefully doing so.
I would like to keep using SSRN without having to sign in.
- Has anyone encountered the same problem and found a solution to keep using SSRN "anonymously"?
- I've tried using other browsers, including "brand new" browsers that I just downloaded and installed, to no avail.
- If that did not work, would something like clearing my cookies help at all (are cookies browser specific?)?