I work in a newspaper publishing company and currently, all the contents in our site is free and no user registration is required.
Recently, the lifestyle column team proposed to implement a small and simple portal where viewers can make simple suggestions as to where to dine. The team then suggested to implement a simple user registration; asking for name, email and password. Or if they do not want to register for an account; they can login with their Facebook account. This is so that they could keep track of who suggested what.
However, I think this is counter-productive as we don't really provide any value in return. As the team said, they just want to keep it really simple. There will be no user control panel and they won't be doing anything with the user data such as sending promotional newsletter etc.
As such is it really feasible to implement a user registration in situations like these?