Quantity or quality of participation? You don’t have to choose.
What should you do? Require that users register to participate or allow anonymous submissions? That is the question. In traditional online community applications, systems ask users to log in or register upfront in order to participate. As we’ve seen, asking users to register before they interact, deters some users from participating. So you end up with fewer submissions. But you don’t have to go all the way to allowing anonymous submissions. There’s a better way to do this.
Accessibility and the future of user interfaces
Visual interfaces are inherently deficient in addressing a visually-impaired audience. There is an argument to be made about embracing these limitations and seek solutions outside the CLI and GUI realms.