Is there forum software where no email account is needed when users register

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Is there forum software ideally php where no email account is needed when registering. So it is completely anonymous. I would like a forum where only username and password is needed when registering. No email is necessary just username and password.
Question by:markf100
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    by:Jason C. Levine
    Hi markf100,

    How would people recover their account information?

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    this would not be needed, this would be stated on registration, do not forget username and password, no account recovery available.
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    >> this would not be needed, this would be stated on registration, do not forget username and password, no
    >> account recovery available.

    Heh.  Good luck with that.

    To my knowledge, no pre-packaged solution exists without asking for the email address since it's the best way to handle password issues, notification of new posts, subscriptions, etc.  So much of the function of the software is tied to email...

    I suppose you could break down phpBB and remove the email functions from it, but it's a huge job.  If the board function is to be simple (login/post/reply) you might be better off just writing it yourself.

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    Thank you for your comment, I have decided to write it myself.

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