Originally Posted by saraxx
is it 5 or 8 posts? i still get the "you do not have permission to access this page" message.
Isn't it more simple to just add meaningful replies to existing threads then adding consecutive posts complaining about stuff? Where's all the rush? The system updates your status once you reach 5 posts but it might not be happening instantly.

Users like you make me rethink the whole membership process, to extend the Lurker status to 50 posts before getting full access. Most of the new members that complain about not being able to start new threads once they registered are the same users that spam the board and the other users via pm, or start new threads on topics already being opened.