Is this something that you think should be avoided? When someone registers for an SMF forum they agree to terms and are verified through email. Adding members directly from our site registration system will avoid that step - which I kind of see as a tutorial of sorts. Also, users login with their email address. I don't think we want to identify forum posts by email? This is a forum site that you use, tied to your site. Is it separate - using a free tool like SMF? I'm looking for best practice suggestions here. Thanks.