| ||Ask HN: Require a sign-up or allow anonymous/guest users?|
10 points by amikazmi on Jan 12, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 11 comments |
|When you launch a web application, more users will try it out if they don't have to sign up first.
Logically, if they like it enough they'll eventually sign-up to use more features.|
But when you require a sign up in advance, you can:
1. Stay in touch with the user (contact for feedback or when features available)
2. Have better analytics (also, the sign up itself is a signal?)
3. Use social features
Any insights on the subject?
Any rule of thumb on where to draw the line and require a guest user to "convert"?
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