They are 2 different email confirmation methods, and miniBB uses the easiest.
ok thanks ill work on it. i understand it is probably easier to generate random passwords, but when you are a member of multiple forums its a nightmare to have to memorize a dozen different passwords... especially if it is randomly generated and not something you would otherwise easily remember. i know this is probably a good idea from a security standpoint, but since when do end users care about security?? ;) personally i dont like randomy assigned passwords for the same aforementioned reason and i'd imagine forum members that agrees with me would end up having to verify their account and then change the password, or be stuck trying to memorize another random password, which simply creates a couple extra steps for a member to complete before they become regular posters... so in general i wouldnt consider this that much easier, but this is my opinion i suppose. it might send them looking for another forum to participate in :(
anyway, either way minibb is a great peice of software and im still gonna use it. thanks! :)