Unfortunately spammers have forced me to restrict new members. In an effort to crack down on spam, a new member must make their first post in this forum. It helps keeps things clean, and less work for the Mods and Admins.
Once you make this first post, it usually takes 15 minutes to move you into the next user group. After that you have access to everything.
If you have any more questions click on the AUP link in my signature.. it explains it in more detail.