This practice applies mostly in the context of a volunteer-based Collaborative translation initiative.
Recruiting and retaining good contributors is difficult.
Therefore, allow people to contribute to your site anonymously, without having to go through the hoops of a registration process. Then, make sure you have hooks that allow them to transition to higher levels of commitment, i.e. Flexible Contributor Career Path.
Links to related patterns
- This practice contributes to supporting Flexible Contributor Career Path and Support Variable Levels of Involvment
- You can mitigate the risks of Anonymous Contribution through quality assurance practices like Peer Review, Voting, Transparent Quality Level and In-House Revision.
- Wikipedia is the ultimate example of a site that allows Anonymous Contribution.