This feature prevents the message board from being exploited by others who try to data-mine email addresses and other info, to use for things like spam, or to track your internet habits.
Your password is required when you enter an account and username.
No-one has access to it, including us. When you enter your username and password, it is encrypted in the database and not even the Site Administrator can view your password.
If you forget your password, there is a procedure for you to reset it. If that doesn't work for you, then you can request our Site Admin to issue you a new password, but please try the "I forgot my password" procedure first.