I want to ask something along the lines of

Why does LINE demand to verify a cellphone number when I start the application on my laptop? Is there any way to avoid this; register as a new user of the application and use it on my laptop without giving them a cellphone number?

but my gut instinct is that it's not really op-topic here. Am I right?

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You are right, questions that ask "why" about internal policies of the companies/development teams behind web applications are off-topic on this site, actually we have a custom close reason for that kind of questions.


  • Thanks for the speedy reply!
    – uhoh
    Commented Nov 19, 2019 at 21:57

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