We have chosen to restrict the registration process to enable a quality experience in our Community. We apologize up front but hope you understand why we require some extra steps to keep this community a positive experience for everyone.
1. Your first few post must be approved before it will show up in the forums for everyone to read.
2. You will have a time limit between posts. This was necessary to stop spammers from registering and posting several spam messages one after another. This restriction will be lifted after a couple posts get approved.
3. Some other features will not be fully available until you have had several posts approved.
These all had to be implemented over time as spammers got smarter to circumvent restrictions we had put in place. They do sometimes find a way to get a few posts off before we ban them.