UPDATE: We are still working out the details of this plan in this new software. This probation period is currently not in effect since we are manually vetting all new users. This will change again in the future. 7/25/12 Hi All, With the increasing Spam on the board, we've had to make a few changes to the way we handle new registrations at survivalmonkey. We've been hit a few times with a new member who then accesses our PM and email systems to mass Spam the entire membership. Effective yesterday, all new members must make 5 posts somewhere on the forum before they become 'Full Members'. I know that this has affected some of you long time lurkers who like to read and not post but it was a necessary step. Probationary membership, (less than 5 posts), also restricts access to the few 'private' forums here. Please make some (5) 'useful' posts and then you will be granted full access.