On March 18th, the Boom Beach Wiki will be disabling anonymous editing. This means that you will need to have an account to continue to post on these forums and the wiki as a whole. We are doing this for a number of reasons:
First, simply being logged in removes advertisements across Wikia, so you can read the wiki without the annoyance and slower page load times caused by advertisements.
If you create a forum thread while logged in, you are given additional tools to manage that thread.
Having a name on the wiki makes communication easier overall.
Very, very few non-vandal page edits are made by anonymous users, so this change will make vandalism minimal.
Logged-in users are able to contribute to almost every page on the wiki and are granted numerous additional abilities that anonymous users do not have.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask below.
It doesn't benefit wikia directly. Wikia pulls in revenue from third party advertisers that spend their own money to put ads on this domain. If a non-registered user signs on and clicks on the advertisement, the third party company benefits. Just about all commercial sites do this.
Having and maintaining a website costs Wikia money, so they use advertisements to pay those bills so that we editors can make wikis for free. However, they hide advertisements for logged-in users so that that can serve as an incentive to make a Wikia account.