Re: Simple registration
There was talk a while ago of servers that would not send email, so there was a way to display the password:
A lot of that discussion was specifically to get around not emailing the password, it displays it instead. It’s not exactly what you need, but maybe the approach could be the same. You could still require username and email, but then their password would be displayed instead of emailed.
I think also maybe you underestimate your users. The password arrives via email in less than a minute usually. If they can’t hang around for that, why would they hang around on a forum at all?