The password is sent to your email before it is stored in the database.
I can assure you that the password in the database is properly hashed and salted. I couldn't tell you your password if you asked for it, and anyone that could get into our database would just have rubbish for passwords.
For instance, if you reset your password, you will be sent a temporary password that you need to change immediately. Because: the forum does not know your password. And neither do we.