Register using phone number

Max

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Current xenforo exclusively built around email address as the exclusive registration method.
So we can not even create a custom addon and enable registering using only the phone number.

Big potion of the new generation signup to social media using only phone number. they don't have an email. But even with social media connect option they can not sign in to xenforo.

When you use facebook connect with a FB account created only with a phone number, xenforo ask for the email address.
And they will not be bothered to create an email just to signup to your forum.

If you are serious about your forum, SMS gateway is no big deal. It will keep 99% of the spammers away and people start to value their account coz they can not create unlimited accounts using only disposable email.
If xenforo developers can't add this full phone registration feature, at least give a method to add phone as an unique registration method so we can create a custom addon using it.
 
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Jake B.

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If xenforo developers can't add this full phone registration feature, at least give a method to add phone as an unique registration method so we can create a custom addon using it.
This is already technically possible. Email does not have to be set when creating a user through the admin panel, or with imports from other software, so an add-on could definitely add a new registration process without an email address, it just may not be possible to do by extending the default one, and may require an entirely separate process
 
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