On the Cooks' Country website, you can be registered without being either a print or online subscriber. That free registration allows you to use their bulletin boards and a few other features. As I recall, Cooks' Illustrated used to have the same thing. I no longer subscribe to either magazine. When I went to the CI site today, it would not let me log in, the reason being "account cancelled". I saw no place for free registration. Clicking on the "join our website" link at the very bottom of the page takes you to a 14-day trial membership page. You can still register for free on the websites of the two TV shows. But the CI website doesn't seem to have anything to offer unless you pay to use it.