I noticed this as well when I tried to join the BG3 discord. I backed out of it immediately, since I'd never seen that before with the other games I use it for. The prompt said something about it needing additional verification because of too many bot plagues or something, but that also sketched me out a little. I don't even use discord away from my laptop, so giving discord my digits just not something I was into.
Also when I signed up for these forums, I recall that it sent the password to my email without any encryption, but I let that slide cause I was too eager to get away from the Steam boards and into a more civil and less frantic place to post thoughts, and just changed it after the fact. That was back in October of last year, but also probably something they should look into if that's still going down.