I gave legit information on KH’s registration page because it wasn’t overly nosy or intrusive, but boy do I resent it when places like Lion’s Brand want me to register. You know it is so they can spam you to death and sell/give your email address to other spammers too.
One way around this is to use BugMeNot where people who have already registered (probably with bogus information) share user names and passwords. This won’t work on a forum where you need a unique user name to post, but it’s great for reading a newspaper article or downloading a pattern from lion brand.
Another trick is to give bogus address information and an email of email@example.com Then go to www.dodgeit.com and look for the registration confirmation email. It’s free, receive only email that gets trashed automatically after 7 days. So they can spam that email all they want – I never see it.