I know that on some forums that use this software a certain number of posts need to be made in order to unlock some features.
It could be as little as 20 posts, or as many as 50 or so. It depends on what this forum is set at. Eric is quite busy and cannot always answer messages to him. Mrs VR is an admin here that can probably help you out. Try contracting her via PM.
An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.
Alexander Hamilton, author of Federalist No. 1. 10/27/1787