Bartertown's spam prevention procedures require that new users have a post approved before they can send private messages (PMs) or post further.
In order to be approved, a new user simply needs to follow this procedure:
Step 1: Post here, in this thread and only in this thread, introducing yourself and maybe saying a little about your game interests. Your post count will show 0 until a member of the Staff approves the post.
Step 2: Wait. A staff member must approve your post, which usually happens in a few hours but might take as long as a day. You will receive a PM indicating that your post has been approved.
Step 3: Get approved. Receive and read your approval notice.
Step 4: Begin posting on the forums! Welcome!
Please note: You will not be able to see your post until it is approved, so please wait until you receive the approval notice before making any other posts--including in this thread. Approval can take a while--even a day--as our staff are all volunteers.
A few notes:
1. If you registered BEFORE 2013, you do not need to post here. You are good to go.
2. One word posts will be summarily disapproved.
3. Post in this thread ONCE ONLY. Do NOT post in this thread more than once. Approval is not instantaneous. You WILL be informed when your post has been approved.
4. Posting more than once will result in ALL of your posts being disapproved, at which point you can try again.
Revised 15 October 2013