New Members cannot start a thread anywhere except the New Members Forum until they have 5 posts. This helps us control the large amount of spam we get. Also, we can help you better, as the full members who help out there know how to assist you best. Please note that the upgrade process that promotes you to the next membership level runs once per hour - this means you may have to wait up to an hour to be able to post anywhere, once you have your 5 post total. .