NEW USERS SHOULD BE FULL MEMBERS AFTER CREATING ONE POST. IF YOU HAVE ISSUES CREATING A THREAD OR POSTING, PLEASE PM ME. THANKS
*** Below is the original post, but see above for the latest requirements. ***
Due to an ongoing problem with spam, we have enacted certain restrictions for new members. As a new member, you will be restricted from creating new threads/topics, and unable to use BBCode in your posts.
Please contribute to existing threads first, to obtain a certain amount of posts before you become a full member.
You may use the search function to find relevant threads to post in. Most likely someone else has posted a similar problem, and you may even find there is already a solution.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but this should make for a better spam-free experience for everyone.
UPDATE 2: You can also PM me with a message telling me who you are or why you want to make a post on the forums, and I can make you a full member. Also, if you have purchased a Rift with the same email as on the developer center, just let me know and that will be enough to make you a full member. I just want to be sure you are not a spammer. Thanks.
UPDATE 3: The post requirement has been lifted. Everyone should be able to create topics now.
UPDATE 4: Spam has returned, so now the 3 post requirement has returned as well.
UPDATE 5: Spam has gone away for now, so I removed the requirements.
UPDATE 6: New users only need 1 post before becoming full members.
This forum looks like phpBB and it has numerous or even countless ways of dealing with spam. The current way may work as it is now, but I hope they look into other measures for the sake of keeping new people in.