The dark under-belly of the internet is creaking at the seams with people trying to sell everything from wonder pills through to time-share in some place you have never heard of. In addition to this there are some that will post malicious links that attempt to obtain private information from you.

This means that sometimes accounts are created here at TRC with the sole purpose of posting either spam or malicious links. The moderators do a great job and typically these are killed fairly quickly, however these posts are still an annoyance when they appear. To help combat this problem it is not possible to post a link to an external website until you have at least 5 posts.

I realise that for genuine new members this is a pain. However 5 posts is easily achieved by simply posting a "hello" thread and replying a few times to the comments made.