I'm adding this suggestion based on my earlier thread 'Can the registration process be simpler?' . I sincerely believe that making people register on a forum is difficult; and a big registration form makes it even more challenging. There are people who do not want to use FB/Twitter/Google to login and I think a simpler and intuitive registration process can help forums gather more members. Proposed Solution: Limit the registration form to Email Only! The flow would look like this:- 1. Display this email field in the sidebar or on a separate registration page or on the top slide-down panel like this: [ Enter Your Email Address ] [Confirm My Registration] <- Button. [Social Login Buttons, If Enabled] 2. User then gets an account activation link. 3. Clicking on the link takes the user to a customisable, post sign-up page. This can have customisable sign-up page: Example: Type your desired user name: [ ...... ... ] Type your password: [......] Advantages: 1. You've got their email address, baby. You can send them one or two follow-up emails, if they do not complete their registration. 2. You saved your visitor's time and efforts in filling up large form. 3. User thinks: Wow, sign up is so easy! I love it! 4. You get more sign-ups.