To combat spam and trolls, new members must go through a trial period where they can only reply to existing threads no more than once every 10 minutes. Once 14 days have passed and you accumulate 15 posts and you have received at least 5 likes to your posts, you will then become a member with full privileges. Here are other features you will not be able to do as a new member: report posts, react to posts, upload avatar, upload attachments, edit signature. You are a full member when you no longer see the "Newbie" banner under your name.
Wow! That's okay. I will go with the flow! Thanks again!I think the only place a newbie can start a thread is in this category only. It looks like a "Get help" category. I saw someone posted a new Spam thread in this category this morning. They'd only been a member for 10 mins.