All new members must create an introductory thread in the New Member Introductions board before they will be given access to participate in other areas of the forum.
This simple process is described below:
Step 1 -- Navigate to the New Member Introduction Board. Click on the New Member Introductions link while on the home page. You may also click the New Members listing on the menu bar at the top of the page.
Step 2 -- Open the Create Thread Screen. Click on the create thread button to open the data entry screen.
Step 3 -- Make Your Introduction. Once in the data entry screen, give your thread a title and then type information that will enable members to know a little about you and your collecting interests. Once you're satisfied with your entry, click on the create thread button at lower right to upload the thread to the board.
The process for creating threads in other sections of the Forum is essentially the same as described above (and posting replies to threads is quite similar).
Once the staff see that your introduction has been posted, your membership status will be changed from New Member to **Member** and you will then have access to other areas of the Forum.
Once you've been a member for at least two weeks and have made fifty quality posts your status will again be changed to allow full access to all areas of the Forum, including the Buy, Sell and Trade board.