I know I had a problem where I joined the forum but could not figure out why I wasn’t allowed to create my first post. At the bottom of each forum it stated my account was not authorized to do anything but view the forums. After searching every forum, link, and searching the forum, I couln’t not find anything regarding activating an account for the first time. I finanlly used the “Contact us” link at the bottom of the forum and asked if there was a problem with my account that was just created. I figured I has missed clicking some activation link or some other type of anti-spam feature.
I am posting this because I was just contacted via PM from another new user who must have seen my first post and wanted to know how I figured it out. Perhaps others will see this if the problem persists.