All operations to the curse servers require you to be logged into the curse network and have a valid session on our servers. ...All operations require it, except the news. Checking addon updates? user and pass required. Downloading an addon? user pass required. Getting the addon listing? User and pass required...
I'm confused like Seerah. I mean I checked it again few seconds ago and I don't have to login to get addon updates or to get the list of addons or whatever.
And I hope it will keep like that because registering only to see the addon listing / download something is a really stupid idea. Its annoying for the users and doesn't make any sense because what do you want with dead accounts (and well accounts only used for downloading are dead accounts). And thankfully it is not *that* common.