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The Drive-By Updater makes one, maybe two, edits and then disappears into the e-ther. In many cases, this is a passing browser who spots an obvious mistake to fix. Also may exhibit the behavior of a Clueless Contributor.
There is nothing inherently wrong with Drive By Updaters, but only if their contributions properly follow guidelines. Since most Drive-By Updaters don't bother to stick around to learn what those guidelines are, however, the practice can be less of a joy for the regular Tropers.
Because of the requirements of our Creative Commons license, All The Tropes has disallowed anonymous editing almost from the first, so they don't exist here.
Contrast Hit-and-Run Poster.