I was wondering if there was a simple means of using an existing table containing the user ids, passwords, avatars etc.. I looked through the login system and it seems to be a very labour intensive task to integrate pre-built tables to the question and answer system itself.
The situation I'm in is that I have already build a functioning site for user interaction, profiles etc and so I would like to maintain this and simply integrate the question and answer system around it. Understandably I could build such a system from scratch but I would like to consider all the options prior to resorting to this.
It's currently being run on my local server however, I will publish it on a main site if the integration is feasable and practical. It seems the most affective way of finding it out would be to ask here.