We have rolled out a new update for our forums for newly registered users. In the past, once a new user verified their email they immediately had access to all that TRS has to offer. Unfortunately, this has also allowed spam bots to have a lot more freedom than they should. It also facilitates proxy users and trolls. Today we have restricted thread creation. You must have at least 20 posts on this forum before your account is able to create a new thread. Once you hit the 20+ post threshold, please allow our forum software at least one hour before the user promotions are updated automatically. This will put an end to spam bot threads, and it will force new users at TRS to mingle with the community for a short period of time before being able to create a podium for discussion. If you have any questions or notice any issues with this new system in place, please feel free to reach out to me directly or another TRS staff member. Cheers!